arbitration of multiple master_sites

markd at markd at
Fri May 16 21:06:56 PDT 2008

>> I always assumed that the master_sites were tried in order. I'd like  
>> to
>> document the true behavior in the guide.  So it does a ping test of  
>> all
>> master_sites and uses the one with the fastest ping response?
>Its a recent feature by jmr:

Thanks, Bill.

Question for jmr at .  Is this an accurate description of the fetch behavior

-Ping the list of master_sites and sort them based on ping response times
-Sourceforge, gnu, etc., special mirrors go after sorted url list
-MacPorts fallback mirrors at the end

Also, how many mirror types do we have defined?  Sourceforge, gnu, and
what else?


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