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Re: shutting down httpredir.debian.org?

On Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 03:07:40PM +0200, Ondřej Surý wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 25, 2016, at 14:41, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
> > > since you work at Fastly, could you make the deb.debian.org to have IP
> > > address? :) Currently it's accessible only via Legacy IP although
> > > static.debian.org has AAAA records, it get's redirected to
> > > global-nossl.fastly.net that's accessible only via Legacy IP which makes
> > > me very sad. 
> > 
> > deb.d.o has a lower-priority ipv6 fallback, so you should file a bug on
> > apt asking it to use the lower-priority alternative that has the
> > protocol you need, since apparently that doesn't work today.

Assuming I read the code right apt picks a random SRV entry from the set
of records with the same priority (aka: ignoring weights in this random

> I'll try in unstable first as this was a LXC guest with jessie.

Be careful that this isn't behind a cache/proxy or such as these usually
don't bother with SRV and instead rely on the (permanent?) HTTP redirect
recently added.

> > Until that gets fixed, you can use cdn-fastly-v6.deb.d.o for v6 support.
> > It's not the default since too many users ended up in suboptimal places.
> > Once that's fixed, I'm going to flip the switch back again.
> I am fine just with the knowledge that this is being worked on.

From the apt side it isn't being worked on.
Would be happy to see patches for it…

Best regards

David Kalnischkies

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