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Re: comments? mirrors.txt

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2003 08:26:57 -0800
Message-ID: <006d01c2f86c$580da1c0$f5457743@mnotlaptop>
To: "Andre John Mas" <ajmas@newtradetech.com>, "Justin Chapweske" <justin@chapweske.com>
Cc: <www-talk@w3.org>

> Traditionally mirrors provide a reference to their geographic
> location. While by no means a guarantee to improved transfer
> speeds, this is a useful reference, especially for clients that
> wish to use a single source for data transfers (as opposed
> to parallel downloads).

I disagree; there are many, many factors to take into account when
selecting a mirror; geographic location is quite low on the list, and can
be found through other means in any case (see RFC1876).
Received on Tuesday, 1 April 2003 11:33:17 UTC

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