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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Half of my time on CPAN, I'm on search.cpan.org. That always made me wonder: does search.cpan.org make use worldwide mirroring, too?

    search.cpan uses Ask's geoDNS to route traffic to one of two sites, the main perl.org racks in the US or to our mirror in London. It would work with more if anyone wanted to host one in, say, Asia or Australia.

    • So there are two search.cpan.org [cpan.org] sites. Urm... for half of everything everybody does in CPAN in the world? While there are 280 CPAN mirrors?

      Something looks to be very much out of proportion.
      • Yep, there are probably far more CPAN mirrors than are actually required !

        Seriously, search.cpan.org is well down our list of busy sites so it doesn't really need many more mirrors. I understand an Asian/Pacific mirror would be welcomed but the existing servers seem to be coping just fine with the load.

        S.