On 10/31/2009 07:28 AM, sktsee wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-10-30 at 19:00 -0700, NoOp wrote:
>> On 10/30/2009 06:30 PM, Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
>> > Let software sources pick the best server for you. Ever since I did that
>> > it downloads fast with no errors. Don't even know where it is as it just has an IP address. Whois says it's FDCservers.net in Chicago.
>> Right... I've done that in the past & end up with a server in the
>> Ukraine or some other place half way around the world from my location
>> in California. Decided to test again & just now it selected
>> mirrors.us.kernel.org so that's not so bad. :-)
> host se.archive.ubuntu.com
> se.archive.ubuntu.com is an alias for ftp.acc.umu.se.
> ftp.acc.umu.se has address 126.96.36.199
> ftp.acc.umu.se has address 188.8.131.52
> ftp.acc.umu.se has IPv6 address 2001:6b0:e:2018::163
> ftp.acc.umu.se has IPv6 address 2001:6b0:e:2018::137
> ftp.acc.umu.se mail is handled by 0 mail.acc.umu.se.
> $ host us.archive.ubuntu.com
> us.archive.ubuntu.com is an alias for ubuntu-archive.acc.umu.se.
> ubuntu-archive.acc.umu.se has address 184.108.40.206
> ubuntu-archive.acc.umu.se has address 220.127.116.11
> ubuntu-archive.acc.umu.se has IPv6 address 2001:6b0:e:2018::165
> ubuntu-archive.acc.umu.se has IPv6 address 2001:6b0:e:2018::173
> ubuntu-archive.acc.umu.se mail is handled by 0 mail.acc.umu.se.
> So all US ubuntu users that have deb repository entries pointing to
> us.archive.ubuntu.com in their /etc/apt/sources.list are getting their
> updates and upgrades from servers located on a Swedish university
> campus. Was there no US mirror willing to shoulder the load of becoming
> us.archive.ubuntu.com for Canonical? For shame!
Very interesting... and surprising.
Maybe us stands for University in Sweden :-)
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