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Re: Mirrorlist missing mirrors?

Subject: Re: Mirrorlist missing mirrors?
From: Chris Adams
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2006 14:50:41 -0600
Once upon a time, Jesse Keating <jkeating@xxxxxxxxxx> said:
> download.fedoraproject.org is a redirector.  It uses the mirrors found in the 
> -redirect version of the file (not sure if this is done automatically or 
> somebody reads the -redirect file and updates some other list for 
> redirection).  Elliot Lee is the person who is managing the redirector, 
> perhaps he can chime in (I've cc'd him).  Theoretically each time you load a 
> valid url from download.fedoraproject.org it would use a new mirror.  Firefox 
> won't work for testing this, but using links again and again will show that 
> it does indeed to go different hosts.

Using a server-side redirector seems like a bad idea.  It completely
defeats the purpose of things like fastestmirror or even giving a user a
list of mirrors to choose from.
-- 
Chris Adams <cmadams@xxxxxxxxxx>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.

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