heanet.dl.sf.net slowness

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Fri May 21 04:43:09 PDT 2004

On Fri, May 21, 2004 at 11:01:35AM +0200, Matthias Andree wrote:
> Christopher Nehren <apeiron at comcast.net> writes:
> > Think we can change the first MASTER_SITE_SOURCEFORGE site to
> > something that yields > 10 kB/s? I really don't like having to redefine
> > it in my /etc/make.conf. Thanks in advance.
> Maybe a more general solution is to define that variable to include just
> those sites you want, there is no "one-size-fits-all" solution.
> For me, heanet is way faster than aleron, I'm connected to Deutsche
> Telekom backbone via DSL.
> The reason is it depends on where you're connected.
> It might be useful to have some topological switches to tell the ports
> system where you're connected and prefer sites that are "close", maybe a
> weighted randomization. An easier would be to reduce the large sites to
> just those that are close to your location, network-wise.

There are some PRs with patches about this, but instead of adding yet
more permutations to how the MASTER_SITES are sorted by bsd.port.mk I
have requested that they be extracted into external scripts that can
be replaced as desired.

For now though, it's been demonstrated that there's nothing globally
wrong with MASTER_SITE_SOURCEFORGE ordering as it stands, so there's
no need for further action.

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