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RE: [forwarded email: cygwin mirrors and installation]
- From: "Gary R. Van Sickle" <g dot r dot vansickle at worldnet dot att dot net>
- To: <cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2003 22:02:28 -0500
- Subject: RE: [forwarded email: cygwin mirrors and installation]
> >Hmm, I'd guess this puts the mirror list prioritization by response
> >time rather high on the TODO list...
> I never considered it before but that would tend to cause the mirrors
> with the best response time to be chosen almost exclusively, wouldn't
> it? That might end up having the opposite effect from what is intended.
> I guess we could randomly sort the mirrors but, with all of the people
> who have already chosen archive.progeny.com as their default mirror,
> I'm not sure it would have much effect.
> >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.
> Right. I don't think there is a simple solution to this.
You'll have to forgive my ignorance here, but is there some way to query
ftp/http servers for how much load they're under?
Gary R. Van Sickle