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Re: Introducing http.debian.net, Debian's mirrors redirector

> Hi,

> After several iterations to solve problems related to Debian's mirrors
> network, I am happy to announce a fully-functional solution that solves many
> of the shortcomings of previous iterations: http://http.debian.net

> http.debian.net works as the key component of a content distribution
> network. For a given requested file, it uses several factors to choose one or
> multiple mirrors that can serve the request. Those factors include the
> freshness of the mirror, the network and geographic location, etc.

> How can you use it?
> An entry in /etc/apt/sources.list for stable would look like:

> deb http://http.debian.net/debian stable main

> It supports backports mirrors and others. Except CD image mirrors, they are
> *not* supported.

> More details, comparison to other approaches, and more information can be
> found at:
> http://http.debian.net/

> Oh, and, please help package and maintain mirrorbrain, which would allow a
> similar service to be provided for CD images.

> Thanks for reading.

> P.S. contrary to wheezy, http.debian.net's development will not freeze. It
> is under continuous development, and more users and developers are welcome!

I've tried to use the service. 2/3 requests - 501 error.


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