Subject: Re: Userland utility to update the mirrors list
To: Rui Paulo <>
From: Liam J. Foy <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 06/30/2005 18:50:53
On Thu(30)/Jun/05 - , Rui Paulo wrote:
> Hi
> In www@ we've been discussing how a user can see what mirrors are up.
> Simas and I talked about having a shell script under /usr/sbin a-la
> 'download-vulnerability-list' that fetches a list of mirrors to the local
> machine. We could, for example, use that list for randomly picking a cvs,
> ftp, cvsup, etc, server using, maybe another shell script.
> Also, it was suggested by Simas that we could add a daily script (I prefer
> a monthly one) to fetch the list of mirrors. This should be off by default,
> anyway.
> Comments, suggestions?
> 		-- Rui Paulo

Am confused, 'up' as in working? How would these lists be generated for
the user to download?

		- Liam J. Foy