please add a find-the-fastest-mirror-automatically feature to setup.exe

Soren Andersen
Sat May 24 05:03:00 GMT 2008

On Fri, 23 May 2008 12:23:13 -0400
"Chris Sutcliffe" <> wrote:

> > Setup.exe is a great tool, but could you please add a
> > find-the-fastest-mirror-automatically feature?
> That would require making a connection attempt to every entry in
> setup's list, which would be rather counter-productive I would think.

Yes, it would (and annoying, etc...). However, I can envision a
compromise solution in which Setup.exe looks for a file, a la unix user
rc files, and if found reads the address of the preferred host to use
from that file. Caching the result of a one-time burst of pings, in
other words.

   Soren A

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