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Re: [forwarded email: cygwin mirrors and installation]
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2003 21:18:54 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: [forwarded email: cygwin mirrors and installation]
- References: <20031006210243.GA3287@redhat.com>
- Reply-to: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
On Mon, 6 Oct 2003, Doug Porter wrote:
> I run archive.progeny.com, one of the Cygwin mirror sites. Our
> Cygwin mirror is heavily used; averaging around 140 GB per day.
> I was amazed by the demand for Cygwin, at least until I saw how
> mirrors were presented in the Cygwin installer. They are listed
> in alphabetical order and none of the locality information is
> provided (putting us at the top of the list, and as the default
> selection). After talking to other administrators, I found
> mirrors further down the list do far less Cygwin traffic.
> Would the Cygwin people please look into fixing this? The usage
> is not creating a problem at the moment, but it does seem a
> little silly for our mirror to carry so much of the load. Thank
Hmm, I'd guess this puts the mirror list prioritization by response time
rather high on the TODO list...
Of course, another reason why that mirror is so heavily used is that it's
a good high-speed mirror with timely updates, at least in the US.
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