RR-DNS setup for LFS mirrors
Justin R. Knierim
justin at knierim.org
Sat Aug 6 15:35:46 PDT 2005
Anderson Lizardo wrote:
>IMHO this feature is intended for new visitors which have no preference for a
>mirror and just goes to www.linuxfromscratch.org.
Yeah, I understand. That was my mistake in thinking that.
>I don't know yet how the script does its "best guess", but you can view
>the code on http://br.php.net/source.php?url=/mirrors.php (just change
>the "url" parameter to the file which you like to take a look at).
It uses the ip-to-country.com database to map the current IP to a
country, and then selects a mirror from their database for that
country. I rather like it.
We have 19 mirrors from 13 different countries at the moment. Not sure
how easy it will be to direct someone from a country with no mirror to
the next closest or at least in the same continent.
Sounds interesting still.
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