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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • By the end of June, if not before, I'll know for sure about my move to VPS:
    http://www.quadrahosting.com.au/vps/linux-vps.html [quadrahosting.com.au]

    Quadra is already my web host. WestNet is my ISP.

    I'll go for the standard or pro option. I could then handle that sort of traffic.

    I'm assuming the 60GB/100GB traffic is per month. I'll have to check that.

    Email me if you want to discuss it further.
    • I can handle the traffic now, easily... it's just that any single point is likely to be slow from a single point on the internet to all arbitrary points on the internet.
  • Have you considered torrents as one of many options? I suppose you'll lose the download statistics.

    Also, I'd be happy to set up a North American mirror, which means actually that I give you an account and you set up a North American mirror however you like (or, I guess, you tell me how you want it set up and I do that without giving you an account).
    • Torrents probably aren't worth it for a 17MB file.

      However, once we get some notional "Perl and CPAN on a Stick" 800MB package, then torrenting is absolutely the option I need.

      Maybe even for Chocolate, but I really hope it is no bigger than 50MB.
  • If you need a mirror in Europe (located in Germany), you can use the Vienna.pm server... OTOH I guess you're not really looking for diskspace/bandwidth, but for a smart distribution mechanism...
  • Yes, the SourceForge file upload mechanisms are a diabolical mess. Yes the raw user interface for downloading files is a diabolical mess. BUT they do have a network of geographically distributed mirrors and they do give you stats on downloads. So all you have to do is use one of the many SourceForge upload scripts and then link directly to the download link that presents the user with a list of mirrors.

    Alternatively, it seems like you could do it with CPAN if you only included mirrors which you had pol

    • That would mean though, writing my own multiplexor... which I'd like to avoid if at all possible.
    • WRT SourceForge this is the problem "Yes the raw user interface for downloading files is a diabolical mess".

      Strawberry's website is so simple and pain free, that going from that to the aformenting diabolical mess is something I really don't want.
  • just reply to yesterday. i hope chocolate is not just for noobs but also about having all the tool bundeled together to be highly productive.
  • How about the Coral Content Distribution Network [coralcdn.org]? All you need to do is append .nyud.net to the hostname in your link and they’ll fetch the original address, cache it, and deliver it through whichever of the currently 260 participating servers is nearest to the client.

    It does increase latency for the first person to click the link, and they do drop infrequently requested stuff, so it’s not a panacea, but for URIs with a steady stream of requests, the service should help handily.

    • Curiously, Coral's home page is blocked by my corporate porn/gambling/social-network/etc filter...

      This is an excellent idea though, I should investigate further.
  • use http://geo.bitnames.com/ [bitnames.com] and some mirrors for something like download.strawberryperl.com. the other option is of course on the download page just give a main link and then some text saying if you think this is too slow please to be using one of our mirrors and link to a mirrors page. people will still probably whine but at least you can say there is a closer mirror.
    • "saying if you think this is too slow please to be using one of our mirrors and link to a mirrors page."

      This isn't a good enough solution. Making people read/think is not an option! :)

      I also don't really want to have to set up my own mirror pool for something as simple as downloading a dozen files.
  • I'd be willing to host a country-based redirection service, as used on cpan.uwinnipeg.ca/cpan [uwinnipeg.ca] and mirror.ctan.org [ctan.org] for, respectively, CPAN and CTAN. Also, if you need a Canadian mirror, cpan.uwinnipeg.ca [uwinnipeg.ca] is available.