for each site listed in
to measure the round trip time of a small ICMP packet.
It reports the results in increasing order of response time (i.e., fastest
one first). Smaller response times give higher download speed.
runs it may first give error messages ending "address not found"
meaning your domain name servers could not find the IP address. Then
it gives error messages starting "ICMP Unreachable" meaning the site
did not answer the ICMP echo request.
These sites are not in the final
list of response times and FQDN. A large FDQN file like
can take several minutes to process. Be patient!
If you do not want messages about any FQDN
to remove the undesired FQDN or create your own
there with a new name.
Display extra messages for debugging.
contains the FQDN of the sites compared one per line. The
base directory for
The default is to give a help message. You can have a
for each archive network you mirror. If
is not found here
searches the current working directory. The
package includes FQDN list files
for the corresponding archive networks. You can remove a site from
tests by deleting or commenting its line in
Displays a short help message.
The number of sites displayed at program end. The default value is 20.
Display version and copyright information.
The closest and fastest mirror may not be the most
up to date and complete. You must also consider ISP charges in
selecting a mirror. Before mirroring a site check its READMEs to see
if mirroring is permitted.
Dirk Eddelbuettel <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote
between 1998 and 2001.
Ian Maclaine-cross <email@example.com> generalized and renamed it