This server is generously hosted by l'IPSL.
See the list of hosted trees.
This server is located in Paris, France.
Latitude: 48.8 N, Longitude: 2.33 E
Don't download everything! If you wish to setup urpmi for your mandriva distribution, the easier way is to have a look at Easyurpmi.
More and more distribution use DVD media, those files are huge.
All ftp/http/rsync services hosted on this server were successfully tested and are perfectly able to serve large files.
Here comes a list of known cases unable to handle those files (can be imcomplete):
To download a whole tree, or big files, prefer: rsync. This tool is able to restart a partial transfer in an efficient manner and maintain a clean mirror.
To maintain a mirror, please use at least these options:
-aH --partialSee the rsync documentation for more explanations.
Don't try to mirror using HTTP protocol, it's not designed for that purpose. You'd simply fail.
If you're maintaing a mirror and need an unlimited bandwidth, please contact me directly.
Important notification about the service (low traffic)
General discussion and support
The computer and the storage array were renewed the december, 26th of 2006:
Distrib-coffee 1st attempt