Re: comments? mirrors.txt

> 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