Re: Opinions on the new "bounce to a mirror" service
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2006 12:53:31 +0100
I think this is a great idea, and it looks like working very fine for me
=) ( I am in france )
The first page will always be displayed ? Is this a need ? that could be
transparent, using some headers redirection ... Well I dont know.
But this is great because it will release some bandwith from the
original curl page, and provide for everyone better response time, as
they are surfing in their own country
I like this !
I just hope that all mirrors will remain up to date ...
Have a nice week end
Daniel Stenberg wrote:
> 1. Pick _any_ URL from the curl.haxx.se site and replace the host name with
> curlm.haxx.se (that is an appended 'm' to the curl name, m is for
> 2. Paste that URL in your browser's address field. Watch. (or try plain
> 3. Post your comments, ideas and feedback here.
> The general ideas and reasons for this service, are 1) to provide a
> single resource we can use to easier "distribute" visistors to a good
> mirror and 2) to reduce the mirror clutter we're getting on the top of
> all curl web site pages due to the raising amount of available mirrors.
> Thus I'll soon replace all those links with one single one to
> Using this curlm name, it is _very_ easy to copy 'n paste an existing
> URL and then convert it into a URL that people will watch using their
> nearest mirror.
> "Nearest" of course depends if we manage to detect the location of the
> visitor's IP, and you can in fact improve this situation by heading over
> to http://hostip.info and making sure that you get a correct location
> info for your IP(s).
> The mirrors appearing with this service are supervised and only those
> deemed fine will appear.
Received on 2006-01-13