Subject: misc/30568: CNAME for
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Date: 06/20/2005 17:44:00
>Number:         30568
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       CNAME for
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    misc-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Jun 20 17:44:00 +0000 2005
>Originator:     Zafer Aydogan
>Release:        2.0 netbsd i386
2.0 netbsd i386
>Description: (Frankfurt, Germany) is a very fast and powerful NetBSD ftp Mirror for Germany. It should become primary Mirror with as CNAME
aslong is out of service (hard disk failure).
downloading from pandemonium delivered 90 Mbit/s (9000 KB/s) constantly 
Currently points to (that's ok)
but please give Pandemonium a name like
Please change the Order of the Mirror, when done, from last entry to first entry in the Mirror List. (

It also makes sense to create which will point to CNAME

In the same way please remove from the Mirror List, because that Adress doesn't exist anymore (could not resolve) and doesn't seem to Mirror NetBSD anymore.

The point is to get rid of Mirror Names other than ftp*.*, because, no one is remembering such names and because of that, noone is using such mirrors. Another Side Effect is, if the mirror Address changes  (like former it's easier to point that A Record to another IP, without changing the Mirror List. (it's easier to maintain).

try to connect to

give/create CNAME entries for all the Mirrors in General instead of maintaining different (changing) Adresses of the Mirrors.