DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2007-09
Re: [Fwd: pkgsrc DragonFly 1.10.1/i386 2007-09-12 00:59]
> > An idea:
> > I was messing with this idea before, and pkg_install understands HTTP
> > redirection codes. We could have a script on a given webserver that
> > redirects from a known list of binary package mirrors, and ship DragonFly
> > releases with BINPKG_SITES set to that webserver's address, so that people
> > could start installing software immediately without either hammering
> > Matt's connection or having to go through a lot of setup rigamarole.
> The problem with HTTP is that pkg_add is quite slow because it can't do
> globbing like it can with FTP. But that's better not having a redirect.
> Now if we only could do that for cvsup/ftp as well...
I think this has been said before but why not just use some round
robin dns. Just have mirrors.dfly.org that alternates between all the
mirrors then it works with ftp and cvsup as well(if they provide the
Kevin L. Kane
kevin.kane at gmail.com