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From: "Robert Collins" <robert DOT collins AT itdomain DOT com DOT au>
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Subject: Re: multiple mirror code && setup HEAD
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2001 08:16:38 +1100
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Christopher Faylor" <cgf AT redhat DOT com>
> >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.

For a user in (say) Australia, your ping results are incorrect. We are
talking about presenting the fastest mirror _from the users location_.

Rob

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