[ubuntu-mythtv] Mirrors for USA (Alpha4)

Mario Limonciello superm1 at ubuntu.com
Tue Sep 4 21:00:33 BST 2007


Dave,

Want to write said simple php script? :)

Mario

On 9/4/07, Dave Walker <DaveWalker at ubuntu.com> wrote:
>
> On Tue, 2007-09-04 at 14:13 -0500, Mario Limonciello wrote:
> > Alright, i've updated the front page as well as the Downloads page to
> > reflect these mirrors.
> >
> > Something we might consider adding as we get more mirroring is a way
> > to distribute downloads across the mirrors.  I'm not sure of the most
> > optimal way to do this.
> >
> > The thought that would come to mind would be to query their physical
> > location against a connecting ip, and then redirect them to one of the
> > mirrors that should be physically closest.  The other idea would be a
> > round robin DNS setup that would just send someone to a different
> > mirror upon each click.  The problem would then be that people
> > wouldn't necessarily get the fastest of connections to the most
> > appropriate mirror.
> >
> > Anyone on list have some ideas of the best way to handle this?
> >
> > Mario
> >
>
> How about a simple php script that detects the country of requester via
> IP?  If it is a:
>
> US IP, round-robin between the US mirrors (I wouldn't think that the
> geo-nearest would make much difference to DL speed)
>
> UK IP, to the UK mirror
>
> Rest of world, round-robin between all of them?
>
> I have noticed that the Atlantic crossing has been pretty slow
> recently.
>
> Kind Regards,
> Dave Walker
>
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