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

Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes
Sun May 25 04:49:00 GMT 2008

On Fri, May 23, 2008 10:03 pm, Soren Andersen wrote:
> 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.

Something like /etc/setup/last-mirror, perhaps?  :)

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