[Catalog-sig] Proposal: Additional PyPI Mirror DNS aliases

Donald Stufft donald.stufft at gmail.com
Fri Feb 3 06:39:48 CET 2012

Currently there is one DNS name called last.pypi.python.org where the last mirror in alphabetical order is returned. 

I think that it would be very useful to provide an additional 2 DNS names.

random.pypi.python.org - This would just be a round robin to all of the mirrors, the goal being to (theoretically) evenly distributing the incoming requests among them.

fresh.pypi.python.org - This would point towards the mirror that last synchronized with PyPI. The goal being that people can use this to have a higher chance of having all of the packages synced with PyPI (since the other mirrors have had a longer time since sync, they will have a larger window for having missed packages/versions). 

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