[Catalog-sig] PyPI mirrors are all up to date
kencochrane at gmail.com
Mon Apr 16 21:49:01 CEST 2012
Dyn offers those services as well, and I believe they are the current
DNS provider for python.org, If they are going to add those sort of
features, (which I have suggested in the past), then it might be best
to stick the current provider.
On Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 1:04 PM, Dylan Jay <djay at pretaweb.com> wrote:
> On 16/04/2012, at 11:30 PM, Martin v. Löwis wrote:
>>> Why not go to the next level and get the script on this page to update a
>>> DNS load balancer with all green mirrors?
>> I still think that mirror selection should be on the client side. First,
>> if you have an infrastructure that updates the mirror list, it is again
>> a single point of failure. Plus, clients would want to select a mirror
>> based on network performance, which a DNS load balancer cannot achieve.
> One of the services offered by edgedirector.com etc is "geo-targetted global
> load balancing" which means they will serve up the IP closest to your
> In any case offering a load balanced domain like "any.pypi.org" doesn't
> preclude individual mirror domains. The user could choose.
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