Subject: Re: My cvs update just took 11:57 (12 hours!)
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.org>
From: Martin Weber <Ephaeton@gmx.net>
Date: 02/06/2004 21:56:28
On Fri, Feb 06, 2004 at 07:42:04PM +0100, Christian Biere wrote:
> Mike M. Volokhov wrote:
> > Hmm... How a mirrors may update your copies when main server doesn't
> > respond?
> You see, that's the problem. People overload the main server =>
> mirrors can't update either => people using mirrors try using the
> main server => people overload the main server => [loop detected].
> I don't understand why people want to use the main server at all.
> The mirrors are usually much faster (that's even more true for ftp).
...and between one hour and many days behind the main server.
(I use the french mirror, which sometimes is awfully out of date.)