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Re: PLEASE use mirrors

On Fri, Nov 17, 2000 at 02:44:58PM +0000, David Starks-Browning wrote:
>On Friday 17 Nov 00, Corinna Vinschen writes:
>> What's the problem here at all? Most of the existing mirrors are
>> mirroring the snapshots as well. Of course, they mirror the ftp
>> snapshots but why should it be necessary to mirror http? Wouldn't
>> it be easier to drop the http snapshot page in favor of ftp and
>> cvs?
>I wrote about this a few weeks(?) ago on the developers list, and
>Chris (rightfully) pointed out that we can't rely on mirrors for
>snapshots, because of the propogation delay.  (I had asked for a link
>to mirrors.html from the snapshots page, just to make navigation to
>mirrors easier, since I could never get into sourceware via ftp.)

Since that time I've watched the cygwin download statistics blossom
on sources, so I'm less sympathetic to snapshot problems.

>If http traffic is not capped like ftp, then http access to the
>snapshots ought to solve the problem.

Well, the problem is really bandwidth.  http isn't limited now but
if cygwin keeps growing in bandwidth utilization we'll have to limit
things there too.


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