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

On Mon, Apr 30, 2007 at 05:26:34PM +0200, Simon Paillard wrote:
> > > 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)

indeed, I think there's some peer1 caching involved here: contacting the above
server I get a squid error message from "Generated Mon, 30 Apr 2007 16:04:58 GMT
by nyc-ch-4.cdn.peer1.net (squid)"

Van: from where you were trying netselect-apt?

> > 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 ??

no, it only does a gethostbyname() call.

> > 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.

thanks for the information! is the list of http/ftp working mirrors exported
somewhere so it is not necessary to parse the above page?

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