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From:
Cosimo Streppone
Date:
February 4, 2015 09:30
Subject:
Re: HTTPS, CPAN, and dist integrity
Message ID:
54D1E693.9050502@opera.com
On 04. feb. 2015 08:17, Michiel Beijen wrote:

> Can anyone fill in on the feasibility of directing all cpan cients to
> *one* site, i.e. https://cpan.metacpan.org/ ?

Having multiple mirrors is IMO one of the many things
that CPAN got right from the start.

Other similar but centralized package repositories
have failed (and continue to fail) miserably.
Why go centralised if the problem is elsewhere?

CDNs, while being distributed, are managed centrally
by one entity, who also pays the bandwidth/service cost.

-- 
Cosimo


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