Installing mod_asnΒΆ

mod_asn is an optional extension for MirrorBrain. It is not required.

mod_asn allows a refined mirror selection upon certain network characteristics.

Without mod_asn, MirrorBrain selects an appropriate mirror by geolocation through the GeoIP database. Thus, the client gets his download from a mirror within the same country, or if that isn’t possible from a mirror within the same continent at least. That’s often all that you need.

With mod_asn, MirrorBrain additionally looks at the network prefix that the client’s IP address is contained in, and the autonomous system (AS) that it belongs to, and (if possible) matches that to the networks that the mirrors live in. This can be useful in the following scenarios:

To install mod_asn, refer to the its documentation.