Re: [mirrorbrain] Mirrorlist and URL Signatures

From: Peter Pml <peter_at_poeml.de>
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2012 23:55:10 +0100
Hi Stephan,

first, I'd like to apologize for answering with such a delay. Not nice.

I think the lack of the URL signature can be an oversight. It should be there. It can quite easily be added to the URLs in the mirror list.

Then, thinking it a bit further, like you suggested, the links on the mirror list will of course time out after a certain time. So either the interval needs to be long enough to keep the links valid (right?), or they need to become dynamic while picking a mirror.

So far, there is no way to tell MirrorBrain that a certain mirror is to be preferred. It could be an interesting feature though. Expressing the preference could happen by a cookie, a http header or a query string appended. All that could be useful.
mod_mirrorbrain sends the mirror identifier with the X-MirrorBrain-Mirror header, and this identifier could be reused I guess. Anyhow, this could be interesting for other purposes as well.

Peter


Am 03.06.2011 um 21:40 schrieb Stephan Jauernick:
> After a talk-and-wait with Peter, i got the following idea:
> Make it possible to specify the mirror by tag via uri like this:
> /uri?mirror=testmirror
> 
> So you can keep token current(generate it when you click that link) for
> users who like to watch the mirrorlist page longer and make it possible
> for selecting a custom mirror(f.e. mirror preferences(like sourceforge),
> when forced mirror is defined by client use autoselect), and also
> provide links so a download goes over the mirorbrain but still over a
> predefined mirror(f.e. so stats can be counted centrally).
> 
> 
> Am 01.05.2011 18:22, schrieb Stephan Jauernick:
>> Hi,
>> 
>> http://mirrors.linuxrulz.de/secure/testfile.mirrorlist
>> When i click on the link on the bottom of the page(one of the mirrors),
>> i don't get the URI signature. Is this a bug or a Feature? And is there
>> maybe a way to add it to the URI?
>> 
>> Regards,
>> Stephan
>> 
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