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Re: [Savannah-hackers-public] autoredirect for savannah downloads


From: Yavor Doganov
Subject: Re: [Savannah-hackers-public] autoredirect for savannah downloads
Date: Sat, 01 Nov 2008 00:43:36 +0200
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Karl Berry wrote:
> 
>     The geographically closest mirror is not necessarily the fastest
>     one.
> 
> Sure, but it's the only information available.  It is much better than
> just choosing one completely at random.  

I thought that some smart query is being made to determine which
mirror is best?  I don't remember, really, and most probably such a
query will result in a slower download compared to a regular one even
from a very slow mirror...

> As I recall, it doesn't always choose the same one, either -- it's
> probabilistic, not deterministic.

I don't understand what that means, but nevermind.

> 1) the protocol is http://ftpmirror, not ftp://.

I tried with http too before sending my previous message.  It should
work with both protocols, as ftp.gnu.org works.

> 2) you must omit the /gnu level.

Yes, it works that way, but that's again incompatible.  Also, from my
location it is much slower than the master.




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