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Re: Finding the "best" mirror



On Friday 19 November 2004 02:41, seth vidal wrote:
> What about combining this:
> http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Cookbook/Python/Recipe/284631
> with netselect and generating a mirrorlist of the best mirrors every
> night or something?
>
> -sv

Not a good idea in my opinion... I try keep my cable modem fairly unused 
during the day for interactive stuff but at night I run mirrors and backup 
some of my data to a remote server - in other words, if you test the 
performance at that time automatically, you'll never find a worthwhile 
server...

How about getting the 5 fastest results the first time - then when you run, 
start with the first in the list (that way you probably get more consistent 
performance) and if that server isn't available, the user cancels out cause 
its too slow or something like that, then go to the next server and also find 
a new one in the background? That should be fairly seemless for the user 
since its fairly unlikely that a normal user will run out of servers in his 
list before a new one has been found...

Well, at least at 3:15am this sounds like a good plan :-)

Peter.


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