slow distfiles mirror

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at
Mon Aug 8 10:58:59 PDT 2016

On Mon, Aug 8, 2016 at 1:49 PM, Daniel J. Luke <dluke at> wrote:

> Ryan said: "it's possible for a server to respond quickly to pings but
> slowly to actual file transfers"
> I'm interested in what prompted that.

Routers may be (sometimes configurable, sometimes not) configured to
fast-path (or, alternately, slow-path) ICMP. Some OSes also do this (it's
disconcerting to watch a Solaris box stopped with a kernel panic still
respond to ping...).

brandon s allbery kf8nh                               sine nomine associates
allbery.b at                                  ballbery at
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