access to debian mirror pools
I have noticed a behavior which I can't quite understand. I
had noticed that some of my computers getting files from
http.us.debian.org had consistently lower bandwidths than others
pointed to the same source.
I have investigated this by grabbing individual files with wget and I have
discovered that the same IP address is selected each time I run wget on a
specific computer. Different computers access different IP addresses but
each one ALWAYS uses the same one. I have tried using the --no-dns-cache
as in the wget manual but that changes nothing.
I was under the impression that http.us.debian.org is a random pool, and
indeed, when I use the 'host http.us.debian.org' command repeatedly, I get
the IP addresses in a different order every time, it is strange that
wget (and apparently apt-get as well) doesn't randomize.
Any insights? Is this a bug, if so for what package?
Carlo U. Segre -- Professor of Physics
Associate Dean for Special Projects, Graduate College
Illinois Institute of Technology
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