[CentOS-mirror] New Mirror in Nigeria. First in West Africa!

Fri Aug 26 12:40:34 UTC 2016
admin at mirror.ng <admin at mirror.ng>

Hello Fabian,

Thanks a lot.

South Africa won't work for Nigeria as a nearby country.
Yes, the path to SA is shorter but over 95% of traffic intended for SA 
from Nigeria flow to the UK before travelling back down to South Africa.

Latency to the UK: ~99ms
Latency to SA over direct path: ~80ms
Latency to SA via the UK: ~235ms

So, the UK is still better as the "nearby country" to Nigeria, for now.



Thanks :  it has been added to the mirrors DB and will normally be
listed as a public mirror (and on http://mirror-status.centos.org /
http://centos.org/download/mirrors/ ) in the following minutes/hours.
Your IP has been whitelisted (check that it's working in the following

One question though : as that mirror will be the first one in Nigeria,
for mirrorlist we add multiple mirrors, and from "nearby countries" : my
understanding is that South Africa would be the best solution from a
interconnect/link point of view. Do you confirm (and/or comment) ?

Kind Regards,
Fabian Arrotin
The CentOS Project | http://www.centos.org
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