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Re: [opensuse-buildservice] Redirector issues.
  • From: Dirk Stoecker <opensuse@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2007 14:06:29 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <alpine.LNX.0.9999.0710261402100.19640@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Fri, 26 Oct 2007, Dr. Peter Poeml wrote:

So at least the "retry button doesn't switch mirror" problem
mentioned by Benji could be solved in the Redirector until
the client tools catch up.

That doesn't solve anything. It only alleviates the problem, on the cost
that it hits much more people (like nearly everybody). Not a good trade.
And as a side effect, it makes it nearly impossible to track down
problems with mirrors. Thus, it increases the damage. No, it is
important to find out about broken mirrors as soon as possible.


From the debuggers point of view this is correct, but not from users point
of view. The users does not want to debug. He wants, that it works.

Theidea already proposed by someone else would help here:

Use stickiness, but switch to another mirror, when same file gets requested would fit both needs. The server could make a note in a log file somwhere, which helps debugging and the user has a working solution. No client support is needed.

If a script then finds to many such entries for one server, it sends a mail to the mirror-operator, or whatever you call him/her :-)

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