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Re: Bug#420252: netselect-apt generates unvalidated unusable sources.list


On Mon, Apr 23, 2007 at 12:41:12PM +0200, Filippo Giunchedi wrote:
> [CCing debian-mirrors]
> On Sat, Apr 21, 2007 at 02:14:02AM -0400, Van Reuther wrote:
> > Package: netselect-apt
> > Version:  0.3.ds1-10
> > $ uname -srm: Linux 2.6.8-3-386 i686
> > ...............
> > The fastest server seems to be:
> >

This address belongs to the PEER1 block :
$ whois
Peer 1 Network Inc. PEER1-BLK-08 (NET-72-51-0-0-1) 
Peer1 Network PEER1-CDNSRV-03A (NET-72-51-51-0-1) 

But the peer1 mirror present in the list is not it all in the same
network .. (in 64.34.8.x)

> this is strange, netselect is supposed to return the symbolic name it founds.
> However I cannot find the above address either by grepping mirrors_full or
> resolving every mirror.

Does netselect-apt resolve, then reverse-resolve dns entries ??

> Anyway, I think automatic mirror checks are being done, thus netselect-apt
> trusts mirrors_full to provide good informations.

For the moment, automatic mirror checks are done, but the output of
these checks at http://www.de.debian.org/dmc/today/ are not
automatically exploited yet.

So out of work or date mirrors may be present in the list.


Simon Paillard

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