Aarnet mirror at ANU

Simon Fowler simon at himi.org
Sun Apr 7 19:26:45 EST 2002

On Sun, Apr 07, 2002 at 06:53:23PM +1000, 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.
ANU has to pay for the internal traffic same as everyone else -
that's part of the deal they cut to host mirror.aarnet in the first

However, if you're accessing mirror.aarnet through the ANU web proxy
you only get 'charged' at one quarter the normal rate - you can grab
160MB from a full quota. Not enough for ISOs, but enough to track
Debian unstable, mostly . . .


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(crappy) Homepage: http://bg77.anu.edu.au
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