On Sat, Jul 17, 2010 at 08:55:45PM +0200, Peter Poeml wrote:
pointing to variable edge servers depending on your location).
This cname cdn.novell.com is handled like any other mirror in MirrorBrain, with the exception that it is not configured with a certain country, but with a wildcard, which matches all countries. Thus it's considered for requests from all countries. (For the files that it serves, namely those few ISOs.)
After the first release day, this special mirror is simply switched off in MirrorBrain, and from that point everything is redirected to the mirrors as normal.
AFAIK 48 hours actually, so 2 days.
To explain this: the bandwidth is surplus bandwidth that is available to Novell anyway (as a customer), and it donates this bandwidth to the openSUSE project. It's a nice gesture albeit it's of arguable use. I guess the motivation needs to be understood in a historic context; there was a time before openSUSE had a good download redirector.
Yes and we really melted the mirrors at that time.
Probably coolo has the Akamai stats when he is back in the office on Monday on how much they served out.