Re: slow FTP

From: Oliver Fromme <olli(at)>
Date: Sat, 14 Jul 2001 12:55:36 +0200 (CEST)

Steven Plehier <steven(at)> wrote:
> Over here = Belgium, so the German FTP servers are the closed and were the
> fastest (till last week).

Well, it depends.
Geographically closest doesn't necessarily mean that they
are also the closest network-wise. When I perform a
traceroute to from my provider at home, it
goes via France.

> I use (the upper German one in the sysinstall util)

Did you try one of the other six? Or maybe one of the
French servers? The Dutch ones might be worth a try, too.

The FTP servers are located in different networks, which
have different connectivity (uplinks, peerings). Sometimes
the name aliases of the mirrors change -- for example, if
if one of the servers isn't up to date, or if connectivity
of the providers has changed.


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