[Catalog-sig] PyPI mirrors are all up to date

Noah Kantrowitz noah at coderanger.net
Mon Apr 16 09:42:48 CEST 2012

On Apr 16, 2012, at 12:10 AM, Dylan Jay wrote:

> Hi,
> Some DNS load balancing services have api's. For example edgedirector.com, but there others (and perhaps cheaper).
> Why not go to the next level and get the script on this page to update a DNS load balancer with all green mirrors?
> Then switching mirrors would be automatic.

This wouldn't be a good idea since getting redirected to two different mirrors during one install attempt would likely confuse most existing scripts if versions were slightly out of sync.

As for uptime scanning, I can add sensors for this to the PSF's existing Pingdom account and you could use their API in the same way as http://ispypiup.com/. That would give some basic site-indpendence since Pingdom has check servers all over the world (we currently require 6 sites to be in agreement before a downtime alert is issued). If this interests you, let me know :-)


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