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Re: ftp.au.debian.org

On Mon, Dec 01, 2003 at 01:33:40AM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> In my experience, you usually have to take special care to ensure that
> the mirror you use is cheaper than going to the states. Planetmirror
> can be cheaper for Telstra users if they use a special plan, Aarnet
> is cheaper for users who go through universities, the Pacific.net and
> Internode mirrors are (generally) cheaper for their customers. But if
> you use a different Australian mirror instead, it's just as bad as going
> all the way to the US.

Without employing some sort of source-based DNS resolution (and a lengthy
list of mirrors), you're not going to be able to please (i.e. resolve to the
cheapest mirror) anywhere near everybody. I think it has to be up to
customers of providers to know about provider specific mirrors. Debian
should just aim to make the official one something well connected and


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