[arch-general] A mirror question

Ray Kohler ataraxia937 at gmail.com
Thu May 20 19:49:16 EDT 2010

On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 7:38 PM, Keith Hinton <keithint1234 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I was wondering what the best mirror would be for someone living ni Ohio?
> I'm curious if there are better mirrors than what I'm currently using?
> The present mirror I'm using is the esanews mirror, and I frequently get
> this while performing pacman upgrades with pacman -Syu:
> Could not download community.db and other such messages.
> Are there better mirrors in general?
> Or should I run the mirrorrank script?
> Hopefully the mirror script will use a U.S mirror as I live in the U.S.
> I mention Ohio because that's the state I live in presently, and am only
> trying to figure out if I could find a mirror that might be closer, or
> whatever.

It's hard to go wrong with mirrors.kernel.org. This is actually a
shared name, which resolves to mirrors.us.kernel.org for people in the
US. mirrors.us.kernel.org itself randomly sends you to
mirrors1.kernel.org or mirrors2.kernel.org, both of which update
hourly in most cases, and have sufficient bandwidth that you should
never need to worry about downloads being slow.

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