Incredibly slow mirror site

Paul Schmehl pauls at
Wed Oct 4 07:24:25 PDT 2006

--On Wednesday, October 04, 2006 10:29:33 +0100 Florent Thoumie 
<flz at> wrote:
>> 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?
> Belgium == Third world? Now that's new :-)

I don't know about that, but that site is unbelieveably slow, and it 
appears to be the first choice for all kde downloads.  I'm thinking there 
must be something wrong, because kde upgrades have worked fine in the past.

I wonder if there's a way to add code to the ports stuff that checks 
download speed and aborts if it's below some configurable number and tries 
the next site in the list?

Paul Schmehl (pauls at
Adjunct Information Security Officer
The University of Texas at Dallas

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