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From "Gavin (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Closed: (INFRA-1777) New African Mirror
Date Sun, 09 Nov 2008 09:28:44 GMT


Gavin closed INFRA-1777.

    Resolution: Fixed
      Assignee:     (was: Gavin)

Added, thanks.

> New African Mirror
> --------------------------------------
>                 Key: INFRA-1777
>                 URL:
>             Project: Infrastructure
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>      Security Level: public(Regular issues) 
>          Components: Mirrors
>         Environment: Ubuntu Linux / Apache2
>            Reporter: Andrew Alston
> URL of mirror
> Located in South Africa, on the academic backbone
> We can be contacted at
> The server is updated every 6 hours for this particular mirror, using
> The server has a 10gigabit NIC on 21gigabit of National bandwidth, as well as 300meg
of international bandwidth (upgrading to 10gig on the international as soon as the Seacom
cable lands in .za)
> The http server is configured as requested, and we have subscribed to the mirror maintainers
> Some additional information on the mirror server:
> is currently to our knowledge the largest and fastest of the mirror servers
on the African continent, and consists of several servers situated in 2 different locations
in South Africa, with anycast dns distribution to do geographic redirection within the country.
 International visitors to the mirrors are load balanced between the Cape Town and Johannesburg
servers.  We currently host the official South African mirrors for both Ubuntu Linux and FreeBSD,
as well as hosting various other mirrors as seen on 
> Hopefully this server is of use to you!
> Thanks
> Andrew Alston
> TENET - Chief Technology Officer / Administrator

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