Incredibly slow mirror site
mikej at rogers.com
Tue Oct 3 16:52:36 PDT 2006
Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 03, 2006 at 05:48:11PM -0500, Paul Schmehl wrote:
>> I'm building kde3 from ports, and the koffice install attempts to download
>> the tar.bz2 file from ftp.scarlet.be. The download is about 2 BYTES per
>> I stopped the download and fetched the file from somewhere else.
>> Maybe someone should check that site?
>> Paul Schmehl (pauls at utdallas.edu)
>> Adjunct Information Security Officer
>> The University of Texas at Dallas
> I can confirm this. Passive vs. active FTP doesn't matter either.
> Would the owner of this mirror please take ownership?
The problem i think is that many ports with multiple mirrors will use
mirrors from 3rd world countries first, and the mirrors with real
bandwidth will always be last on the list. Can anyone explain to me why
that is? Doesn't it make more sense to try the fastest one first?
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