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From jason andrade <ja...@dstc.edu.au>
Subject Re: cvs commit: site/xdocs/dev mirrors.xml
Date Thu, 28 Nov 2002 01:35:56 GMT
On Wed, 27 Nov 2002, Scott Kveton wrote:

> > D) I'm sure there are some other ideas, but these are some of the things
> > I thought I'd throw into the discussion
>
> Another couple of things come to mind ... how can we route traffic to
> these mirrors in a better fasion?  How can you assure the "quality" of
> the mirrors?

i disagree with "routing" traffic other than as a guide to "pick your mirror"
and giving people a list of the best mirrors and/or a selection process.

> One thought for routing traffic is to do it via DNS (like kernel.org or
> gentoo.org).  Have something like:
>
> http://www.us.apache.org (etc for each country)
> or
> http://download.us.apache.org
>
> Then reference these from the website.  Apache manages the DNS so you
> can add/remove mirrors at a whim.

yep, that works well.  i would just think it bad if you enforce the
choice so people can selectively choose a mirror for their use.

regards,

-jason


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