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Re: ftp.au.debian.org

On Mon, 2003-12-01 at 11:35, Andrew Pollock wrote:
> 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
> reliable.
> Andrew
I'm a relative Newbie, but if I were given some reference as to what was
required, as I am currently building a server and just waiting for the
current AMD64 SMP project to mature, I would be prepared to host a
mirror in Western Australia within the next twelve months.

Considering what we've just been subject to, I believe that the more
standalone installations we have of this type, the better.


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