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Re: FYI: Workaround for today's FC5 baseurl/mirrorlist problems



At 11:10 PM +0530 10/25/06, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
>Les Mikesell wrote:
>> On Wed, 2006-10-25 at 22:13 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
>>>> If the mirrorlist returned didn't go out of its way to defeat
>>>> caching proxies there would be a lot less reason for the
>>>> servers to be overloaded.
>>> You make it sound like as if this is a deliberate thing.
>>
>> Isn't it deliberate that you make the URL's to the same package
>> different every time someone requests them?  For caching proxies
>> to work, the URL needs to stay the same.
>
>You probably are talking about the old system now. The new mirror list
>which started this thread or what is default in FC6 doesnt work this way.

That's surprising!  I thought I'd read that it didn't remember who was
calling, and only looked at the current list of up-to-date mirrors and the
caller's (Geo-)IP, returning the results in a shuffled order.
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