Aarnet mirror at ANU

Brad Hards bhards at bigpond.net.au
Sun Apr 7 19:16:58 EST 2002

On Sun, 7 Apr 2002 18:53, Geoff Smith wrote:
> Martijn van Oosterhout wrote:
> >On Sun, Apr 07, 2002 at 03:40:10PM +1000, Geoff Smith wrote:
> >>Hi all,
> >>
> >>I read the other day that mirror.aarnet.edu.au is now located at ANU,
> >>and I was wondering if there was some way of accessing it through the
> >>ANU network without having to go out through their proxy cache? It would
> >>be mightily handy....
> >
> >Possibly but they probably don't want you to, considering it costs $22 per
> >gig or something like that.
> >
> >Is the proxy cache really that bad?
> As a student, a 40mb quota kind of kills downloading iso's. I was hoping
> that if I could access it internally, ANU wouldn't have to pay for the
> traffic.
If it at ANU, why download it at all? Why not just get a local mirror copy [of 
part of it, if not all] set up?

"Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of tapes hurtling 
down the highway" [ Tanenbaum, Computer Networks, 3rd Ed, and probably other 
places too]

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