[nSLUG] Mirrors

Daniel Morrison draker at gmail.com
Wed Feb 3 10:26:42 AST 2010

Thanks for the tip! Errrr, and the address would be?

I googled and found ftp://ftp.nrc.ca/, but it's not responding right now...

I think the short answer is: the Dal mirror is primarily intended for
people at Dal/on campus, it raises Dal's profile (i.e. good
publicity), and more mirrors are better!

Thanks for the suggestion,


On 3 February 2010 09:13, Warren Robertson <WRobertson at dal.ca> wrote:
> Just curious, if people like the speed of the new Dal mirror couldn't
> they take advantage of the NRC mirror site which is on the CaNet
> backbone. It's on the ulimately connected to the same network that the
> Computer Science server is on unless some routing parameter makes you go
> over a different path. I use it here at Dal and I can download faster
> from it then I can transfer from a local server.....which seems very
> strange.
> Oh, and it has every distribution I've ever looked for.
> I just downloaded the Fedora Live CD and here is the report, check out
> the speed!
> 150 Opening BINARY mode data connection
> for /pub/systems/linux/redhat/fedora/linux/releases/12/Live/x86_64/Fedora-12-x86_64-Live-KDE.iso (718274560 bytes).
> 226 Transfer complete.
> Successfully
> transferred /pub/systems/linux/redhat/fedora/linux/releases/12/Live/x86_64/Fedora-12-x86_64-Live-KDE.iso at 11325.59 KB/s

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