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SubjectRe: ftp.kernel.org overloaded
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Followup to:  <Pine.LNX.3.96.980831202425.31957B-100000@labyrinth.logic.net>
By author: "Edward S. Marshall" <emarshal@logic.net>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
>
> On Mon, 31 Aug 1998, Mark A. Bentley wrote:
> > DNS could be setup such that when ftp users attempt to connect to
> > ftp.kernel.org, it resolves to one of the mirror sites.
>
> DNS round-robin is probably the best idea I've heard so far, but there's a
> problem: everyone has to agree to the same directory layout.
>
> Once done, however, you have a scheme much like CPAN. And their system
> works wonderfully, with a single router script at www.perl.com.
>

Enough sites have said OK either use a virtual host or put a symlink
in their root directory (the proposed URL is
{http://www,ftp://ftp}.<region>.mirror.kernel.org/kernel.org) that I
think this is doable. I just need to get a small cluster of cycles to
open the registry.

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