random fetch location

Guoqin Ren renguoqin at gmail.com
Mon Oct 5 01:56:37 UTC 2009


 Maybe it's a naive question.  When I install a package from ports, it 
often needs to fetch some files. But sometimes it takes a long time 
before finding an available server to fetch. I also notice that  it will 
try the locations/urls one by one, however the order doesn't change 
(correct me if I'm wrong).  So the very first server on the list will 
get a lot of traffic since everyone will fetch the files from it.  Is 
there any way to let it randomly pick a url from the list to evenly 
distribute the traffic among all the servers?


Guoqin Ren

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