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mirror redirection system available for testing

Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:59 am
by plugwash
I have now set up mirrorbrain to provide mirror redirection services for raspbian. It is available at http://mirrordirectortest.raspbian.org/raspbian

I will point mirrordirector.raspbian.org when I am sure it is working correctly and when I have more mirrors set up.

I chose mirrorbrain over the http.debian.net code because the http.debian.net code makes (in particular it assumes that the mirrors are doing 2-stage syncs with trace files which most of ours are not)

Re: mirror redirection system available for testing

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:52 am
by plugwash
has anyone actually tested this yet? if so can you please provide feedback on whether it works fine for you. The system seems to be working fine to me but i'd like some feedback before I throw the switch and point all our users at it.

Re: mirror redirection system available for testing

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:29 pm
by paaland
What exactly do you want us to test? I did a quick test and I was sent to a working mirror. But it was not the closest one, but I'm not sure how you decide where to send request and if all the mirrors from the Wiki is included or not.

Re: mirror redirection system available for testing

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:47 pm
by plugwash
Mostly I want people to use it as their apt source for a while and make sure things still work for them.

Which mirror were you sent to? Not all mirrors on the wiki are included because they either didn't respond to my request for permission or because of other issues.

Re: mirror redirection system available for testing

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:02 am
by aboudou
Hi,
plugwash wrote:Which mirror were you sent to? Not all mirrors on the wiki are included because they either didn't respond to my request for permission or because of other issues.
Is it possible to know (or have a way to know) which mirrors are included ? As the owner of one of the mirrors, I suppose I would have been notified in case of issue ?

Regards

Re: mirror redirection system available for testing

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:32 pm
by plugwash
I don't think there is a way for the general public to get the list directly but the current list is

raspbian:~# mb list
raspbian.canterburycomputers.com
mirror.de.leaseweb.net
goddess-gate.com
mirror.nl.leaseweb.net
mirror.us.leaseweb.net
ramses.wh2.tu-dresden.de
distribution-us.hexxeh.net
mirror.aarnet.edu.au
distribution-eu.hexxeh.net
raspbian:~#

Re: mirror redirection system available for testing

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:51 pm
by aboudou
Nice, thanks :)

Re: mirror redirection system available for testing

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:25 am
by jerry.tk
I installed Raspbian using installer pointed to mirrordirectortest without any problems. Will use it as a source for a while.

Re: mirror redirection system available for testing

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 3:47 am
by adskiremote
Hi,

I'm having problems with the mirror director. I'm in Thailand and it connects to a university in China which often fails.

Can someone advise me on a UK or other reliable mirror.

Thank you.

Adam

Re: mirror redirection system available for testing

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:28 am
by adskiremote
Worked it out myself.

edited apt-get sources.list.

Removed the mirror director and used archive.raspberrypi.org.....

If anyone else has problems with the China mirror then there's your answer ;-)

Re: mirror redirection system available for testing

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:18 pm
by plugwash
I'm having problems with the mirror director. I'm in Thailand and it connects to a university in China which often fails.
Based on this comment I have now decided to restrict that mirror to serve china only.
adskiremote wrote: Removed the mirror director and used archive.raspberrypi.org.....
umm, archive.raspberrypi.org is the foundation's repo for the packages they add to raspbian in their images. The main repo for raspbian is archive.raspbian.org.

Re: mirror redirection system available for testing

Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 5:28 pm
by HZimmer
Please remove mirror.nbtelecom.com.br. It is a mess and preventing updates and pkg installations.