more automated fetch of ISO-IMAGES & ports

Andrei Kolu antik at
Tue Apr 7 13:23:02 UTC 2009

Lars Eggert wrote:
> On 2009-4-7, at 14:21, Julian Stacey wrote:
>> Perhaps some SOC student might like to develop some extension to
>> fetch, or a new tool to intelligently save net bandwidth & human
>> time (if not this year if SOC bids are in, then next) :
>>     Intelligently & automatically sniff fetch list to see where
>>     stuff is, measure the bandwidth, perhaps on a preliminary
>>     README, & automatically decide where to fetch from.
>>     & as 2nd stage, give up & try elsewhere if the server
>>     connection gets too bad.
> Use BitTorrent for all file distribution, it does all that. Yes, I'm 
> half serious.
> Lars
What about this:

# cd /usr/ports/sysutils/fastest_cvsup && make install clean && rehash
# fastest_cvsup -c us,ee,ru,eu,uk,de,no,se

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