View Full Version : Ubuntu.com should have a mirror balancer

July 3rd, 2008, 08:21 PM
When I go to ubuntu.com, I have to choose a mirror to download it from! That's silly. Places like SourceForge.net have had mirror balancers for years. How much work would it take to implement something similar on ubuntu.com?

1) takes away a meaningless choice the user shouldn't have to make
2) results in a generally faster download speed, since all the servers would be balanced

Now, I've never really done something like this before, but balancer (http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=6355) sort of looks like a solution.

July 4th, 2008, 07:40 AM
Who cares...

Besides, I don't mind explicitly chosing to download from Greece (my country), even if it's a little slower.