port mirrors

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Tue Sep 18 14:45:40 PDT 2012

On Sep 18, 2012, at 09:35, Chris Jones wrote:

> Surely a better solution here is to figure out what is the issue with themse.uk server, and fix that, rather than try and work around it.
> Could someone with the contact information follow this up ?

The contact information is shown here:


On Sep 18, 2012, at 10:10, Chris Jones wrote:

>>> IIRC the order is determined by ping response.
>> `$ ping mse.uk.packages.macports.org
>> PING www.mirrorservice.org ( 56 data bytes
>> 64 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=50 time=17.979 ms
>> 64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=50 time=17.917 ms`
>> `$ ping lil.fr.packages.macports.org
>> PING macports.packages.ionic.de ( 56 data bytes
>> 64 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=51 time=21.644 ms
>> 64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=51 time=21.675 ms`
>> yep, looks about right.
> Same here.
> the ping time doesn't seem to be the issue. More that downloads often timeout, and when they don't, the download speed is pathetically small.

ping time isn't the issue, but it is the explanation for why MacPorts chose to try to download from mse.uk before trying lil.fr.

More information about the macports-users mailing list