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From "HOSTMASTER" <hostmas...@roweboat.net>
Subject Re: apache.roweboat.net
Date Sun, 28 Sep 2003 19:57:03 GMT
The 10mbits thing sounds like a good idea.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joshua Slive" <joshua@slive.ca>
To: <mirrors@apache.org>
Sent: Sunday, September 28, 2003 2:39 PM
Subject: Re: apache.roweboat.net

> On Sun, 28 Sep 2003, HOSTMASTER wrote:
> > Im not thinking that apache cares about how fast your connection is. It
> > the idea of helping anyway u can by providing a mirror. You the user
have a
> > choice of canceling the download if you feel it is to slow. In regardes
> > the popup. it is one pop up that comes up one time. It has not alterned
> > mirror at all.Everything u find at http://www.apache.org/dist  is the
> > as http://apache.roweboat.net . What it sounds like to me is u are
trying to
> > pick a fight and im not going to give in to you so back off .
> >
> > You dont like the mirrror then dont go to it.
> We appreciate everyone's contribution.
> But the issue is that we are trying to provide the most reliable possible
> downloads to our users.  If we select your mirror as the "preferred"
> mirror for a particular download session, and then your mirror does not
> perform well, it creates a problem.  At the moment, we treat all mirrors
> (within a particular country) equally, so we assume that they all have
> substantial bandwidth available.  That is why we ask only for
> "well connected"  mirrors on
> http://www.apache.org/info/how-to-mirror.html
> Perhaps we need to be more specific and ask for a minimum 10Mbit pipe for
> US mirrors.  (Other countries could probably get by with substantially
> less.)  Any opinions on that?
> As far as the pop-up issue goes, I don't think you are violating any
> particular policy.  But since it has a substantial negative effect on the
> user experience, I don't think it is something we are going to permit.
> (It could also be interpreted as a deceptive attempt to piggy-back on the
> reputation of apache, but I'm sure you didn't intend it that way.)  Thanks
> for removing it.
> Joshua.

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