On Sun, Nov 30, 2003 at 06:06:18PM +0100, Jaap A. Haitsma wrote:
You could also enhance apt or yum with this.
Does this exist? Is it possible? If it possible/exists why does nobody
lost of downloads are done via command-line ftp (ncftpget) or http
(curl, wget) clients.
Furthermore, AFAIK there is no (free) system that easily finds a
*geographically* nearby mirror. In Europe you could maybe check on
your own country (== top level domain), but this does not work for
.com etc. domains that many European companies have.
And, last but not least, as one of the maintainers of a big ftp site
I can say that lost of people *do* know how to find a nearby mirror,
so there is no real need for this.
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