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RE: Fix for sshd service start failure problem

Sent: 26 January 2004 14:01From: Igor Pechtchanski
On Mon, 26 Jan 2004, Hughes, Bill wrote:
> Surely it doesn't matter when the mirror was updated - if a group of
> is up to date it doesn't matter which one was updated first (or last).
> I can understand the desire for ping info but shall we say I'm not
> that the ping data from is going to be applicable to
> another site - say someone in Europe.
> To paraphrase cgf, we wouldn't want to go to every machine and run ping
> stats for them...
> You could, if you wanted, modify setup.exe to generate ping information
> every up to date server and use that for the convenience of the user. If
> wanted - or make the option available.
> That wasn't a feature request btw, or even a suggestion - just an
> observation. Hmmm, it might be useful but I suspect it's a WIBNI and won't
> make it to anybody's priority list.

FWIW, that's actually what I was thinking of doing, but I was hoping to
reuse the last-update info (which won't change with the user's
geographical position).  I *could* try to get the timestamp on one of the
files on the mirror as part of the ping...

But surely all you need is a flag to say that a particular mirror is up to
why do you need any more than that (network speed issues aside)?
It's either up-to date or not, assuming that the list is updated when is.
The worst case then is that if a mirror is updated between 'scans' it will
be regarded as not up to date when it is, but this is failing safe.
This is treating the mirror as a whole, unless you are going to defer mirror
selection until after package selection - which is possible but a whole lot
more work.

keep up the good work,
				Bill (whose sig disappeared from his last

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