Re: [Rd] Removing cran mirrors

From: Hadley Wickham <>
Date: Tue, 03 Nov 2009 10:34:22 -0600

> Well, then we would have to create "two classes" of mirrors: If ETH
> Zürich goes down I'd prefer to inform Martin Mächler that there is a
> problem rather than cutting off automatically (same for a lot of
> others).

Oh, good point.

> But note that the list of "monitored mirrors" is a superset of the list
> of "listed mirrors": The first real problem is not
> in the list of mirrors at (and
> what you get when you are online and select a mirror via GUI). Same
> for all the other very bad ones. It is a simple Flag "use mirror" in the
> master table, which is used both by R itself and the scripts creating
> the webpages (which run fully automated).

Ok, that makes sense.

But would it be possible to make available the resources of the monitoring script in a machine readable form? It would be very useful to help suggest to people what mirror they should use - i.e. automatically select one that is both fast (for them) and is updated regularly.



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