May 26, 2018

Finds fastest CVSup server

Perl script to find fastest CVSup server

  • uses socket connections not just ‘pings’
  • takes notice of server responses
  • connects to servers in countries specified on the command line
    • or - connects to the ‘local’ servers defined in the script
    • or - connects to ALL the servers in ALL the countries
  • returns either fastest server or top 3 useful for scripts
  • returns exit codes useful for scripts
  • can re-write itself to update the CVSup server list, obtained from the online FreeBSD Handbook
  • can easily add other CVSup servers NetBSD/OpenBSD…etc

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