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Re: ftp-master, ftp and db .debian.org moving - hosting sought

On 7/4/05, Mark Brown <broonie@sirena.org.uk> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 04, 2005 at 08:05:21PM +0200, Olaf van der Spek wrote:
> > True. But for example, is the current apt-get capable of contacting
> > another mirror if and only if the primary fails?
> For package downloads apt will try the sources in the order listed in
> sources.list, only trying subsequent ones if the first fails.  For
> Packages downloads all the mirrors are hit each time, which is needed
> anyway to handle the case where a mirror is serving files but not
> updating.

I don't think it's needed anyway. Especially if you increase the
number of mirrors to ensure always at least one is up.

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