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From "David Burry" <dbu...@tagnet.org>
Subject Re: new download page
Date Sun, 27 Oct 2002 02:50:20 GMT
Excellent little utility... however closer network-wise is often
significantly different than closer geographically, for instance California
is likely a lot closer to Peru than Chile is (as an extreme example), if you
go by the packets fly instead of by the crow flies...   Also when a closer
server is overloaded you will get a download quicker from a more distant
server (regardless of how you define "closer").  So a good balancing
algorithm really shouldn't care about geographic distance but traceroute
hops and ping times and server loads...

Dave

----- Original Message -----
From: "Joshua Slive" <joshua@slive.ca>
> See: http://maxmind.com/geoip/
>
> If someone wants a little project, it shouldn't be too hard to integrate
> this into the existing closer.cgi script.
>
> Joshua.
>
>


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