cvs commit: www/en index.xsl www/share/sgml includes.misc.sgml
erwin at FreeBSD.org
Sat Jan 1 22:30:38 GMT 2005
On Sat, Jan 01, 2005 at 11:22:38PM +0100, Simon L. Nielsen wrote:
> > I had considered that, but I really really want something that I can
> > just click on without having to read anything first.
> _Personally_ I think the list in the "Distribution Sites" section of
> where.html is fine for that purpose, of course it's one click away,
> but you can still just get to the files rather quickly without the
> need to read the rest of the page.
> > I think that ISC can take the beating, but if they say otherwise...
> I don't actually know about the ISC mirror, but I know that the
> TDC(/Danish) part of the mirror get a pretty hefty beating around
> release time.
It wasn't actually so bad here for the last release and we can handle a
beating, I can't speak for ISC though, but AFAIK they can handle quite
some traffic as well.
But on principle, I have to agree with Simon that we need to distribute
the load as much as possible over the geographical mirrors. The only
technical solutions that do work that I know of are (expensive) commercial
services like Akamai. Of course there are middleways like using top
level domains, but they don't really work in practice. So the best
solution that I see is for the users themselves to choose a mirror
closest to them, and if that's only one click more, that sounds like a
good deal to me.
Erwin Lansing (,-.`._,'( |\`-/| erwin at lansing.dk
http://droso.org `-.-' \ )-`( , o o) erwin at FreeBSD.org
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