[nSLUG] Mirrors

Jason Kenney jdkenney at gmail.com
Wed Feb 3 14:50:05 AST 2010


Ah, so it seems.  I was pretty sure I remember seeing both in the
'choose a mirror' list long ago though!

On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 2:31 PM, Johnathan Thibodeau
<jthibo at chebucto.ns.ca> wrote:
> On Wed, 3 Feb 2010, Jason Kenney wrote:
>
>> There's an HTTP gateway you should probably prefer anyway - http://ftp.nrc.ca
>
> I think that's just serving a couple of informational web pages, with no
> actual access to the mirror directories.
>
>>
>>
>> Jason
>>
>> On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 1:48 PM, Johnathan Thibodeau
>> <jthibo at chebucto.ns.ca> wrote:
>>> Daniel Morrison wrote:
>>>> Thanks for the tip! Errrr, and the address would be?
>>>
>>> Should be ftp.nrc.ca . I'm not sure what their setup is, but it seems to
>>> be a gateway onto a couple other ftp servers. ftp3.nrc.ca is the one
>>> advertised by Debian as holding their mirrors, which I used prior to
>>> Dal's mirror.
>>>
>>>> I googled and found ftp://ftp.nrc.ca/, but it's not responding right now...
>>>
>>> Are you by chance using Google Chrome?
>>>
>>> I happened to be playing around with Chrome the past couple days, and
>>> when I tried browsing ftp://ftp.nrc.ca with it, it doesn't work! Seems
>>> Chrome isn't closing the FTP data connection, which is causing a delay
>>> in the server's response. At least that's what a cursory glance with
>>> Wireshark seemed to be saying. Using a regular FTP client works correctly.
>>>
>>> And it's not just the NRC's FTP site, I can't connect to any FTP server
>>> with Chrome. Anyone else have this issue?
>>>
>>>> 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!
>>>
>>> Hurrah!
>>>
>>>> On 3 February 2010 09:13, Warren Robertson <WRobertson at dal.ca> wrote:
>>>>> [ ... ] 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.
>>>
>>> Looking at your Fedora download speed below, your network port must be
>>> turned up to 100 Mbps ( 11325.59 KBps ~ 88 Mbps, and doesn't TCP ease
>>> back to and average of around 90% of maximum throughput? )
>>>
>>> Chances are your server is connected at 10 Mbps. Unless someone
>>> specifically asked for more, UCIS would have set it to 10 Mbps when they
>>> installed the connection. I still don't know why 10 Mbps is the
>>> 'standard' for a UCIS connection. Blargh.
>>>
>>> So it's likely the port speed to your server is the bottleneck.
>>>
>>>>> Oh, and it has every distribution I've ever looked for.
>>>
>>> They even have a ZMailer mirror which is up to date with a U of T mirror
>>> which was last updated in the mid '90s. Woot! It's a shame they don't
>>> have an Ubuntu-cd mirror though.
>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> 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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