[arch-mirrors] download links to mirror.rackspace.com

Judd judd.obannon at rackspace.com
Fri Jan 2 12:05:35 UTC 2015

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I can see both sides (direct vs. geobalancer). It's rare that a geo
needs to be pulled due to hardware failure, update issues, etc... but
if it does and you are pointing to the geo ip then it happens

I guess the question I have is; does that ip get configured in scripts
anywhere once the fastest mirror script is run, or does it just save
the name that's closest? If it configures the update system to use the
ip then we should have all our geos listed; even though that means if
we need to pull a geo one of the links won't work.

If it only saves the name of mirror.rackspace.com then it should be
just the geobalancer as then no one using that mirror will actually
have an outage; on the rare occasion that we need to pull a geo their
updates may take longer.

Ultimately I think you, Florian, probably are better equipped to make
that decision as I am not familiar with the particulars of the update
and fastest mirror system in arch.

If you decide it's best to use the direct geo links they are

Please do let me know if you have further questions and thank you very
much for what you do,


On 01/02/2015 04:11 AM, Florian Pritz wrote:
> On 02.01.2015 02:38, Judd wrote:
>> Currently you have three links to mirror.rackspace.com on the 
>> archlinux.org/download page.
> Actually we have 6 and 3 happen to be in the US. The others being 
> in HK, UK, AU. When you requested to be added to the mirror list 
> you provided all those direct addresses to us [1] and I believe 
> this to be a good thing since it allows us to track each mirror's 
> update delay and request time [2] and users can choose the one
> that actually works best for them (there is a script users can run
> to rank mirrors based on ping/dlspeed).
> [1] https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/36037 [2] 
> https://www.archlinux.org/mirrors/rackspace.com/
> If you still want us to only display the geobalancer I'll do it.
> Florian
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