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Re: Automatic mirror selection.
Dmitriy Tochansky wrote:
> Is there any mechanism to choose mirror automaticly from list?
I don't know.
I've often wondered similar for FreeBSD sites too,
maybe this is something we could share among the BSDs ?
It should be possible to knock up a script that would generate a
sensible default at least some of the time, to spread the load away
from central servers, eg
I see my
so in my case defaults of
would be good.
If a script couldnt calculate a match, before giving up & returning the root
http://www.netbsd.org, it could also try a
ping -c 1 using the 2 letter country sub domain, in case it had been
created since the script was last updated.
Maybe a student (or anyway with some time) might like to write it ?
Julian Stacey, BSD Unix Linux C Sys Eng Consultant, Munich http://berklix.com
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