mirror having issues?

Rafal Lukawiecki raf at
Sat Sep 2 21:22:41 UTC 2017


I am glad to hear there is a reason for it. I am still awaiting a server to finish building, it has been some 25 minutes, looks like 2 min timeouts between files. :)

I will terminate this server instance and start over. I will report back here as soon as I can see it is faster.

BTW, are you/others on an IRC/Freenode to let you know of such issues more directly?

Thank you and regards from Ireland,
> On 2 Sep 2017, at 22:20, Ryan Steinmetz <zi at> wrote:
>> As a new FreeBSD user I wonder if it is a frequent problem. I am suddenly experiencing very slow access to the local mirrors of Even a small file takes almost a minute. Updating FreeBSD repository catalogue (when using pkg) takes about 5-6 minutes. I have tried using several different machines from different IPs, all within AWS eu-west (Ireland). It was working well all week.
>> The local mirror seems to resolve to ( at the moment. Pingtime is not bad, 9ms, but their server takes almost a minute before it starts serving files. Once the file starts, it comes fast. I assume it is some sort of a server issue at their end at Fastly, perhaps they have a dead machine in the pool which makes it intermittent.
>> As I am building an automated server init, this means that instead of having a server provisioned in <5 min, it can take 20-35 mins, by which time it is not even considered to exist by the load balancer.
>> Is this common? Should I start (somehow) specifying individual mirrors directly? Thank you very much for your wisdom.
> Rafal,
> This is not common and was caused by a configuration issue during some testing that I've been doing to (ironically) try to improve response time.
> Would you be able to try this once more?  I've made an edit which should drastically change the experience for you.
> Thanks!
> -r
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>> Rafal Lukawiecki
>> Data Scientist Project Botticelli Ltd
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> Ryan Steinmetz
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