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Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2001 10:59:45 -0500
From: Christopher Faylor <cgf AT redhat DOT com>
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Subject: Re: multiple mirror code && setup HEAD
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On Tue, Dec 04, 2001 at 10:44:25PM +1100, Robert Collins wrote:
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Gary R. Van Sickle" <g DOT r DOT vansickle AT worldnet DOT att DOT net>
>> Coolness.  One dime-a-dozen-notion that I've been having is an
>automatic site
>> selection ability that would ping 'em all and let God sort 'em out, or
>> qsort, and then fail over in order of increasing ping.
>qsort is history :}. The list.h template uses an insertion sort.
>I've already though about this:
>What you should do is have all the sites pinged when parsing
>mirrors.lst, and then store the resulting list and times for future
>reference on disk.

The mirrors list is supposed to be automatically "pre pinged".  The list
of mirrors that you see is supposed to be a list of sites with the
most up-to-date info.

I get a list twice a day of mirror sites which have failed the "up-to-date"
test.  They get removed from the list.


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