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Re: [opensuse-factory] mirrorbrain
On 25/03/11 18:45, Felix Miata wrote:
http://en.opensuse.org/MirrorBrain

Am I the only one in the US to find this to be more bad than good? Just about any time I use download.opensuse.org repos instead of a specific mirror for a lengthy dup, I find either slower than average download speeds, and/or find downloading halted by errors that do not self correct via retries.
Mirrorbrain tries to prefer nearby mirrors. I think it's long been known that openSUSE struggles a bit for good mirrors in the US, all the good ones are in Europe.

The solution is not to blame mirrorbrain - which is great software IMO, and prevents a lot of problems other organisations are always fighting with* - but to adjust the mirror priorities (contact admins when you see a poorly performing mirror), or even better, to get some more performant US mirrors online.

Tejas

*Mirrorbrain does balancing the load across mirrors while giving users only one url, ensuring only up-to-date verified files are served, automatically providing metalink + torrent downloads of all files, providing hashes, auto-generating up-to-date mirror lists (just append "?mirrorlist" to any download.opensuse.org file URL). Also it can filter and sort directory listings and do other clever things.
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