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North American CPAN mirrors

by ehdonhon (Curate)
on Aug 18, 2003 at 20:25 UTC ( #284712=perlnews: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Since there are probably a lot of people that mirror CPAN, but are not official mirrors, here is an email recently posted on the CPAN mirrors admin list:

Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2003 18:19:53 +0300
From: Jarkko Hietaniemi <>
Subject: North American CPAN mirrors

(All non-North American CPAN mirror admins are free to ignore this message.)

If you are mirroring from

the admin of the CPAN mirror told us that they have nowadays a Really Big Pipe to the Internet, and that they could easily handle more download traffic. Therefore you might to try whether you could get better mirroring bandwidth from than from, and if you do, you could switch over to (At the same time I think we could also increase the mirroring frequency of itself.)

In addition to this, I should also note that even though we aren't listed as having rsync available yet, you can rsync the entire CPAN archive from ''. is now mirroring funet several times a day.

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Re: North American CPAN mirrors
by Zaxo (Archbishop) on Aug 18, 2003 at 23:27 UTC

    I've been using's CPAN mirror for a while, with great satisfaction. I've never had trouble with connection limits, and updates are already frequent enough - though more would be even better.

    Thank you, the mirror service is much appreciated!

    After Compline,

      updates are already frequent enough - though more would be even better

      As I said in the last line of the post, we are now mirroring funet several times a day.


      We have a bunch of other mirrors, by the way, that you might find useful. :)

      - Matt Riffle
        Sr. Systems Programmer, pair Networks, Inc.
        (although, I speak only for myself; code is untested unless otherwise stated)

Re: North American CPAN mirrors
by drewbie (Chaplain) on Aug 19, 2003 at 17:55 UTC
    I think they might have bandwidth to spare. ;-) They just recently turned converted an OC-3 to OC-12 (in addition to the 2 they already had!) for a aggregate total of 2.265Gb/s.


    Our backbone providers are:
    • AT&T - OC-12c
    • Sprint - OC-12c
    • Global Crossing - OC-12c
    • Level(3)/Genuity - OC-3c
    • Cable & Wireless - DS-3
    • e-Xpedient - Fast Ethernet (in use with PitX)

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