[arch-dev-public] Arch mirrors

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Mon Sep 17 16:05:25 EDT 2007

On 9/17/07, Simo Leone <simo at archlinux.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 17, 2007 at 10:58:37AM -0700, eliott wrote:
> > There is a FS ticket for part of this thread:
> > http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/7006
> >
> > I support changing the link on the downloads page to reference the wiki.
> > This would, however, allow end users to modify the mirror page thus
> > changing the mirror list in a way that may be seen as more 'official'.
> >
> > We could perhaps lock the mirrors page, but that semi-defeats the
> > purpose of the change control suggestion.
> >
> > Any thoughts or feedback of a high caliber?
> >
> I'd rather have the static mirror page for the reasons you mentioned. It
> seems kind of... open... to have a wikified mirror page.
> If someone wants to add a mirror, it's not that hard to mail one of us
> and ask to have it added/removed/whatever, which amounts to the same
> thing as a locked wiki page, except the non-wiki page is prettier 8)
> -S

Can we get http/ftp/rsync availability at least on the offical page? A
nice table would do the trick:

mirror      | http   | ftp | rsync \
foo.bar.com | <a href="http://...">HTTP</a> | <a href="ftp://.."> ........

You get the point. It shouldn't be very hard to write a little script
that tests the current list of mirrors we have for availability of
these three services.


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