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Re: [forwarded email: cygwin mirrors and installation]

On Mon, 6 Oct 2003, Doug Porter wrote:

> Hi,
> I run, one of the Cygwin mirror sites.  Our
> Cygwin mirror is heavily used; averaging around 140 GB per day.
> I was amazed by the demand for Cygwin, at least until I saw how
> mirrors were presented in the Cygwin installer.  They are listed
> in alphabetical order and none of the locality information is
> provided (putting us at the top of the list, and as the default
> selection).  After talking to other administrators, I found
> mirrors further down the list do far less Cygwin traffic.
> Would the Cygwin people please look into fixing this?  The usage
> is not creating a problem at the moment, but it does seem a
> little silly for our mirror to carry so much of the load.  Thank
> you.

Hmm, I'd guess this puts the mirror list prioritization by response time
rather high on the TODO list...

Of course, another reason why that mirror is so heavily used is that it's
a good high-speed mirror with timely updates, at least in the US.
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