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Re: shutting down httpredir.debian.org?

Christian Rohmann schrieb am Donnerstag, dem 14. April 2016:

> It might sound like a very non technical argument: But what apart from
> mirrorbrain which is that powerful, free and field-proven is there as
> alternative? I would rather work on getting pull requests ready
> resolving the various little bugs and annoyances than to discuss
> something completely different once again. It's not like mirrorbrain is
> fundamentally unfit to work as good mirror redirector for Debian.

You could argue (and I have), that that file-based redirects are not
ideal if your update is downloading lots of little files.  The latency
hit of many redirects is non-trivial.

Regardless, currently httpredir.debian.org is in a bad shape, and users
get errors when they are using it.  This is unacceptable and it needs

Even pointing the name to a single server that works, such as
ftp.debian.org, would be better than the status quo.

If we want to maintain some form of geographic closeness for it, then
pointing it to deb.debian.org seems like something we could try.

Raphael indicated that he plans to fix httpredir and keep maintaining
it.  If that actually works out, maybe we don't need to change anything.
We will see.

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