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Re: Bug#141070: ITP: aptconf -- debconf infrastructure for setting up apt sources



On Thu, Apr 04, 2002 at 12:05:13PM +0200, Marcin Owsiany wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 03, 2002 at 04:03:27PM -0500, Jeff Licquia wrote:
> > On Wed, 2002-04-03 at 13:38, Rob Bradford wrote:
> > > Ooh nice, maybe you could integrate with apt-spy or something to find
> > > the fastest for the user?
> > 
> > I don't see why not, though I'd be more inclined to add pin support
> > first.  I had a crazy idea of doing directed graphs for country support,
> > so you could just pick your country and the software would find the
> > "closest" mirror.

> It's not that simple. For example in Poland there are a few mirrors, and
> the "closest" depends on the exact location/ISP of the user. Actually
> pretty often some mirrors abroad are _much_ faster than the Polish ones.
> Also the situation changes frequently (suddenly a very good mirror
> becomes outdated or unreachable), so a tool that automatically probes
> the mirrors via network is a must.

So, who wants to add support to apt-spy for querying BGP routing tables? 
:)

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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