proposal - remove ipv6 address from download.opensuse.org
Due to mirrorbrain being unable to deal with IPv6 when choosing a mirror, I
propose we remove the IPv6 DNS record for 'download.opensuse.org'. It really
does more harm than good.
An IPv6 client using download.opensuse.org is directed to all corners of the
earth. This can be averted by amending e.g. /etc/hosts locally, but surely it
would be better to just unpublish the IPv6 address until mirrorbrain can support
Yes, this will cause issues for IPv6-only clients, but they are already in
trouble because many mirrors don't have IPv6 addresses (something mirrorbrain
also does not seem to deal with).
#4 Updated by pjessen about 5 years ago
#7 Updated by pjessen about 4 years ago
Perhaps obvious, but this also affects packaging - I've just spent about 10mins waiting for a 5Mb package (gcc5-32bit-5.3.1+r234891-1.20.x86_64.rpm) for the local build system to be retrieved from a remote mirror in Asia. Other 5Mb packages (cpp5-5.3.1+r234891-1.20.x86_64.rpm, libstdc++6-devel-gcc5-5.3.1+r234891-1.20.x86_64.rpm) were retrieved in seconds.
I don't understand why we can't make this tiny zone file change and bring immediate improvement for people on IPv6 accessing download.opensuse.org.
#10 Updated by cboltz over 3 years ago
- Status changed from New to Resolved
Since a few days, things should be much better, see http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-project/2017-02/msg00051.html :-)