[arch-mirrors] Tier1 speed

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Tue Apr 9 09:40:26 EDT 2013

On Mon, Apr 8, 2013 at 4:35 PM, André Vitor de Lima Matos
<andrematos at las.ic.unicamp.br> wrote:
> Em 08-04-2013 18:32, Dan McGee escreveu:
> We did move rsync.archlinux.org to being hosted on a different server a few
> months back, so this is the more likely reason why things got slower. We
> have noted that traffic is handled at acceptable rates with HTTP, but raw
> TCP sockets using socat and rsync have notably reduced performance from
> certain locations.
> Thanks for your reply, Dan, but what I should do to avoid a tier1 outdated?

How are things looking today? We found an issue with some Path MTU
responses or something getting lost, causing TCP connections to
constantly scale back. We've temporarily dropped the MTU on our host
machine from 1500 to 1470 which has yielded much faster performance in
our testing over the last 12 hours. Let me know if you're seeing the


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