Non-Pingable Server

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Mon Oct 18 07:14:58 PDT 2010

(Replying back to the list)

On Oct 18, 2010, at 07:37, Keith J. Schultz wrote:

> Am 18.10.2010 um 13:57 schrieb Ryan Schmidt:
>> 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.

> Well, could he just set rsync_server in macports.conf and add his server to sources.conf ?
> Of course I might be missing something here.

That will only help for rsync, which only relates to pulling the portfiles and the sources of MacPorts itself. He's talking about ports' distfiles, which come from any variety of servers around the Internet.

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