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Re: cdn.debian.net as a project service?

On Sun, Mar 20, 2011 at 01:35:23AM -0600, Raphael Geissert wrote:
> P.S. apt also provides a "mirror" method (just like http, ftp, etc) but I 
> consider it to be suboptimal and a poor way to tackle the problem.

Why exactly do you feel this way? What problems do you see with it? 

I see some benefits in the mirror method like that the mirror list is
cached locally (on apt-get update) so the mirror service is hit less
often. Also if the central service is down apt can still use the
cached local info. Plus it supports automatic retry if a mirror fails.


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