[Rubygems-developers] Mirror fallbacks (was: rubygems.org down ?)

Jeremy Hinegardner jeremy at hinegardner.org
Mon Jan 28 15:16:58 EST 2008

On Mon, Jan 28, 2008 at 01:57:04PM -0600, Berger, Daniel wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: rubygems-developers-bounces at rubyforge.org 
> > [mailto:rubygems-developers-bounces at rubyforge.org] On Behalf 
> > Of Jeremy Hinegardner
> > Sent: Monday, January 28, 2008 11:09 AM
> > To: rubygems-developers at rubyforge.org
> > Subject: [Rubygems-developers] rubygems.org down ?
> > 
> > I'm getting a 503 Service Temporarily Unavailable from 
> > rubygems.org.  Is this a planned outage?
> Is there a way to configure rubygems to fallback to a mirror in the
> event of an error like this?
> With Perl's CPAN, for example, you select a bunch of mirrors the first
> time you run the CPAN shell. From then on, if there's a problem
> downloading from your first selection it defaults to the next mirror,
> and so on, until it either succeeds or goes through all of your mirrors.
> Can we do that? If so, how?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but rubygems.org is not where the gems are
distributed.  They are hit via gems.rubyforge.org. Those two addresses
resolve to different IP's.  rubygems.org is the documentation.



 Jeremy Hinegardner                              jeremy at hinegardner.org 

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