Problems with US archive?

stan stanb at
Sun Jan 21 12:15:32 UTC 2007

On Sat, Jan 20, 2007 at 09:53:35AM -0800, John L Fjellstad wrote:
> stan <stanb at> writes:
> > Thanks, that solved my problem. BTW I had tried to ping the Canadian
> > one earlier with no luck. Maybe they are upgrading something today.
> Not sure why you can't ping the canadian servers.  One of the 'problem'
> of the us servers (at least from what I understand) are that they are
> the main servers.  Meaning both users and mirrors hit it to update their
> packages.  Using one of the mirrors are probably better if you are in
> the US (or avoid updating right away when a new update is available).

Ah, that explains it. The main servers are a long waya "away". That is many
hops, so that's why I seem to be having trouble. Where are the ca servers

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