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

Dylan Jay djay at pretaweb.com
Mon Apr 16 10:05:31 CEST 2012

On 16/04/2012, at 5:42 PM, Noah Kantrowitz wrote:

> 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.

I don't think it would direct you to two different mirrors during one  
install attempt. Wouldn't a single python session cache DNS resolution?

> 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 :-)
> --Noah

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