[CentOS] CentOS Mirrors and Adjacent country groups

Rainer Duffner rainer at ultra-secure.de
Tue Aug 25 22:57:18 UTC 2009

Am 26.08.2009 um 00:13 schrieb Lanny Marcus:

> On 8/25/09, Rainer Duffner <rainer at ultra-secure.de> wrote:
>> Am 25.08.2009 um 23:16 schrieb Lanny Marcus:
>>> Hi Johnny and thank you for asking for feedback. I am in Cali,
>>> Colombia, South America.
>>> Our route to Brazil, for one of many examples, would be via Miami/ 
>>> Ft.
>>> Lauderdale, Florida, USA.  So, for us, in Colombia, it is much  
>>> better
>>> to have a Mirror site in South Florida or the S.E. USA, if possible;
>>> since I do not believe there is one in Colombia. The fact that
>>> Colombia is adjacent to Panama, Brazil, Venezuela, etc., would  
>>> make a
>>> Mirror in one of those countries faster, *if* we had a direct  
>>> route on
>>> the Internet to them, but, we don't.  I suspect for most countries  
>>> in
>>> Latin America, this would be the same, since Latin America is so
>>> strongly connected to Miami, "the capital" of Latin America.  Lanny
>>> _______________________________________________
>> Though off-topic, I find this interesting.
>> Don't you in South America have some sort of high-speed network
>> connecting the various universities there?
>> Don't you have peering-points somewhere?
>> Sorry for hijacking this thread...
> Rainer: I don't think your reply is OT or hijacking. Good point. I
> suspect that in the EU, there is a lot of peering between countries,
> but here in SA, I don't think so.

I suspected that.
To illustrate, this:
is the map I was looking for.

> For one example, in our most
> advanced neighboring country, Brazil, they speak a different language.
> And, with 2 other neighboring countries (Venezuela and Ecuador) we
> have very serious political problems, because of the friendship
> Colombia has with the USA, the assistance those 2 countries give to
> Colombian guerrilla groups,  etc.

Oh dear ;-)
This is what they call a "problem on ISO layer 9".


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