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Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 15:53:41 +0100 To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: on mirrors From: Josip Rodin <email@example.com> Hi, I thought you might want to mention this in the DWN, somewhere near the bottom, or as a separate file: After the last rsync breakage, most of the Debian mirrors recuperated automatically. Two of the official archive mirrors, ftp.hk and ftp.at were still having problems, but they're both being fixed (the Austrian site a bit more slowly, though). Two of the official web mirrors, www.es and www.cn, were also having difficulties for some time, but both are fixed. People should use the mirrors whenever they can :) regardless of whether www.debian.org and ftp.debian.org seem fast enough. And lastly, mirroring trivia of the day :) There are currently 290 officially registered Debian mirrors. Obviously, most if not all of these are updated every day, but the mirror maintainers are often puzzled as to where to update from. We generally recommend using the official mirrors or any other mirror that's fast and reliable enough. The most popular mirrors when it comes to other servers mirroring from them are: * five US servers joined in ftp.us.d.o, with the total of 44 direct "children" mirrors, * the first German server, ftp.de.d.o, with 30, and * the British ftp.uk.d.o with 22. Of special note is the Swedish mirror cluster at ftp.se.d.o, with "just" 20 direct children but with the total of 62 sites (including the German 30) mirroring from it. I'd encourage any mirror maintainers reading to investigate what's been changed at http://www.debian.org/mirror/ since the last time they checked.  DNS round-robin. Hint: run host ftp.us.debian.org a few times.  http://ftp.acc.umu.se/mirror/ftp-about.html
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