more automated fetch of ISO-IMAGES & ports
smithi at nimnet.asn.au
Tue Apr 7 14:45:48 UTC 2009
On Tue, 7 Apr 2009, Julian Stacey wrote:
> Hi stable@ people,
> Ref my:
> > Found manually on
> > ftp://ftp.uk.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/i386/ISO-IMAGES/7.2
> > but slow at 60 KB/s
> > Faster @ 100K from USA
> > ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/i386/ISO-IMAGES/7.2
> > but I'd feel guilty loading main site & intercontinental band width.
> Erwin Lansing emailed me off list:
> > ... Are you sure you hit the US mirror? ftp.freebsd.org is a DNS round
> > robin between a US and a danish mirror, so my guess would be that
> > if you'd have hit the danish one, it would have been faster. ...
> Thanks Erwin, You're right, nslookup:
> Name: ftp.freebsd.org
> Address: 220.127.116.11
> Address: 18.104.22.168
> For me in Munich Germany the Danish mirror
> 22.214.171.124 ftp.beastie.tdk.net.
> is 10 times faster than USA.
> 126.96.36.199 freebsd.isc.org.
> But I wouldn't want to load Denmark needlessly either, so look
> forward to reading follow up I see starting re. bitorrent &
> fastest_cvsup etc. Thanks all !
usually works for me .. doesn't show RTT or bandwidth directly, but
Edwin might even share his secret recipe, offered enough $beer ..
The 10 day score overview indeed shows .de mirrors improving yesterday
from a not so hot score recently, and 7.2-BETA only on a few so far.
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