Problem (again) with

RW rwmaillists at
Thu Oct 21 10:51:34 UTC 2010

On Thu, 21 Oct 2010 10:31:24 +0200
Guido Falsi <mad at> wrote:

> I have noticed on the machines I use/administer a bias towards
> portsnap5.
> I mean, all these machines are always choosing mirror number five.
> Some are behind squid proxies and using them for portsnap, so I think
> this can be expected and caused in some way by some cached data, but
> some are connecting directly.
> Is this in some way expected?

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.

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