Problem (again) with portsnap5.FreeBSD.org?

Jason Helfman jhelfman at e-e.com
Fri Nov 19 05:32:41 UTC 2010


On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 08:13:51PM +0200, Guido Falsi thus spake:
>On 10/21/10 18:17, Royce Williams wrote:
>> On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 2:51 AM, RW<rwmaillists at googlemail.com>  wrote:
>>> On Thu, 21 Oct 2010 10:31:24 +0200 Guido Falsi<mad at madpilot.net>  wrote:
>>>
>>>> I have noticed on the machines I use/administer a bias towards
>>>> portsnap5.
>>
>>> If you define a cache environment variable the random choice is seeded
>>> by that to improve the caching. There may also be some weighting in the
>>> SRV record.
>>
>> Yep - update5 is currently weighted 50% in the SRV:
>>
>> $ host -t srv _http._tcp.update.freebsd.org
>> _http._tcp.update.freebsd.org has SRV record 1 35 80 update4.FreeBSD.org.
>> _http._tcp.update.freebsd.org has SRV record 1 50 80 update5.FreeBSD.org.
>> _http._tcp.update.freebsd.org has SRV record 1 5 80 update3.FreeBSD.org.
>> _http._tcp.update.freebsd.org has SRV record 1 10 80 update2.FreeBSD.org.
>>
>
>Thank you. This explains what I was seeing and makes it in fact quite
>normal.

I am seeing similiar issues with portsnap5.
Are you pointing portsnap to update?

host -t srv _http._tcp.portsnap.freebsd.org
_http._tcp.portsnap.freebsd.org has SRV record 1 10 80 portsnap6.FreeBSD.org.
_http._tcp.portsnap.freebsd.org has SRV record 1 20 80 portsnap5.FreeBSD.org.
_http._tcp.portsnap.freebsd.org has SRV record 2 10 80 portsnap4.FreeBSD.org.
_http._tcp.portsnap.freebsd.org has SRV record 1 10 80 portsnap1.FreeBSD.org.
_http._tcp.portsnap.freebsd.org has SRV record 1 10 80 portsnap2.FreeBSD.org.

-jgh

>
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