Non-Pingable Server

Didiet Noor lynxluna at
Mon Oct 18 05:20:01 PDT 2010

On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 6:57 PM, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at>

> On Oct 18, 2010, at 02:32, Didiet Noor wrote:
> > I've been wondering if macports can be configured for non-pingable
> server. There's local gnu mirror in my country ( which is
> very fast. But since the admin closing the ICMP, Therefore, it's always
> timeout. How to workaround this issue?
> I don't know. MacPorts uses ping to determine which mirror is closest to
> you and there is no switch to turn that off.
I don't mean of 'turning pinging' off. But another method to get nearest
mirror. Maybe with HTTP GET Request? Since some servers turn off their ICMP

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