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httpredir.debian.org retired snd moved to fastly or is it an alternative service ?

Dear all,

Thank you to the team for providing such a fantastic service over hte
years. I was sort of bemused when saw that httpredir.debian.org was
not giving any correct output.

Hunting around came to http://cdn-fastly.deb.debian.org/

I also saw a small discussion at

The only comments I saw on the list are on
https://lists.debian.org/debian-mirrors/2017/04/msg00000.html and then
https://lists.debian.org/debian-mirrors/2018/02/msg00000.html which
basically comments that httpredir.debian.org is now dead/retired but
doesn't tell/give any reasons to figure out why that happened.

I saw an interesting comment by lamby/Chris Lamb the current DPL at
as well as the homepage of http://cdn-fastly.deb.debian.org/

I also put up the query at

So there are few questions -

a. Is the fastly service one and the same just having different url's ?

b. From what little I know of debian, they are constantly dog-fooding
then why the move to a sort of commercial platform.

I did see an interesting comparison at
https://blog.latency.at/2017-09-06-cdn-comparison/  but that's outside
the topic we are discussing.

I guess all of this info. has been shared somewhere but in the vast
lists.debian.org infrastructure it probably is not easy to find.

Look forward to knowing more.

          Shirish Agarwal  शिरीष अग्रवाल
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