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From Marc Slemko <>
Subject Re: Wouldn't it be interesting to know...
Date Wed, 11 Jun 1997 05:27:57 GMT
A static page means most users pick one site.

A dynamic page has a chance to mix them around; we have mirror sites now. 
I think they aren't being used as much as they could.  It can also do
simple matching based on top level domain.

I think "my list.cgi page" is Sameer's... <g>

On Tue, 10 Jun 1997, Brian Behlendorf wrote:

> On Tue, 10 Jun 1997, Marc Slemko wrote:
> > The CGI could get more complicated in recommending a mirror site that is a
> > match based on country code, but a large part of the usefulness could be
> > gained from simply having it direct the user to various mainstream (ie. 
> > good connectivity) sites to download it from.  It has advantages over just
> > using a hostname with multiple IPs in terms of reliability and letting the
> > user pick a site that doesn't change like magic under them.
> What methodology will it use to "direct the user"?  What requires the
> dynamic nature of a CGI script?  I see your "list.cgi" page, great - I
> don't see what benefit it brings over a static HTML page that could be
> generated in batch, though, if putting the mirror list in a formal
> database is your goal right now.
> 	Brian
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