[nSLUG] New Nova Scotia Open Source mirror, mirror.its.dal.ca

George N. White III gnwiii at gmail.com
Sun Aug 28 18:05:07 ADT 2011


On Sun, Aug 28, 2011 at 3:49 PM, Daniel Morrison <draker at gmail.com> wrote:
> Tickets have been submitted to the Dal IT support desk. I don't expect
> anything to be done before Monday however.
>
> You can still reach the mirror by using http://kil-mrr-1.its.dal.ca/

or you can use the IP address: 192.75.96.254

It makes sense to use IP addresses for important servers because
DNS problems tend to occur more often than IP address changes

> -D.
>
> On 28 August 2011 15:04, Herb <htheriault at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I was just about to write about this. Had to switch to the Waterloo
>> Arch repository this afternoon.
>>
>> On Sun, Aug 28, 2011 at 2:59 PM, Oliver Doepner <odoepner at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> Seems like the DNS entry for mirror.its.dal.ca is gone missing today.
>>> I get "Could not resolve 'mirror.its.dal.ca'" during "apt-get update".
>>>
>>> Same thing using the "host" command on my linux laptop:
>>>
>>>> oliver at satellite:~$ host mirror.its.dal.ca
>>>> Host mirror.its.dal.ca not found: 3(NXDOMAIN)
>>>
>>> Can you fix this, please?
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>> Oliver
>>>
>>>
>>> Karl Vollmer-3 wrote:
>>>>
>>>> NSLUG'ers,
>>>>
>>>>   Scott Walsh of the Faculty of Computer Science (CS) and I have been
>>>>   working over the last month to setup and configure a new Open Source
>>>>   mirror here at Dalhousie University. For those of you at universities
>>>> traffic
>>>>   traveling over CANet should be up to 1Gb/s. Those of you outside the
>>>>   CANet perview should still see respectable, if slower, speeds.
>>>>
>>>>   Encase you are wondering what exactly an Open Source mirror is,
>>>>   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirror_%28computing%29 has a pretty good
>>>>   description along with reasons why mirrors exist.
>>>>
>>>>   The mirror can be found at http://mirror.its.dal.ca/ with a pretty about
>>>>   page located at http://mirror.its.dal.ca/about.
>>>>
>>>>   We are in the process of getting this new mirror added to the mirror
>>>> lists
>>>>   for our hosted software, so hopefully you'll see it in the official
>>>> lists
>>>>   soon.
>>>>
>>>>   If you have any other general comments or questions please feel free to
>>>>   let me know. In the mean time happy downloading.
>>>>
>>>> -Karl Vollmer
>>>> HPC Systems Administrator
>>>> ITS, Dalhousie University
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>>>
>>>
>>> -----
>>> Oliver Doepner
>>> http://doepner.net/
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