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From "Marcus (OOo)" <>
Subject Re: Shutdown of the "" host and its Mirrorbrain instance
Date Wed, 26 Oct 2011 23:27:00 GMT
Am 10/27/2011 12:43 AM, schrieb Donald Whytock:
> On Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 5:57 PM, Peter Pöml<>  wrote:
>> The page should list all essential requirements.
> Does MirrorBrain allow downloaders to specify the mirror they want to
> use?  I didn't see that as a feature.
> This is necessary for people operating behind firewalls that block
> websites based on type.  For example, my company's firewall doesn't
> allow access to many filesharing sites and certain types of
> businesses, but does allow access to universities.  This means when I
> get an update for an Apache product I often need to manually select a
> university mirror.

I would say not directly but it's possible:

If you want to download the OOo 3.4 Beta you normally would download 
from here for your favorite OS and language:

When the automatically chosen mirror is not suitable, then you can use 
the "Details" webpage that MirrorBrain creates for every file to look 
for other mirrors. E.g.:

It's not that obvious but IMHO simple enough.

But I guess even this could be more simplified. ;-)


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