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Bug 109056 - and mirrors are broken (was resolves to wrong IP)
Summary: and mirrors are broken (was
Alias: None
Product: Mirrors
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Server Problem (show other bugs)
Hardware: All All
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Mirror Admins
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-10-12 13:57 UTC by Andrei Slavoiu
Modified: 2006-06-18 06:31 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Andrei Slavoiu 2005-10-12 13:57:26 UTC
one of the IPs that may resolve to belongs to "Oregon 
State University Open Source Lab" 

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. issue the command `host` 
Actual Results: has address has address has address 

Expected Results: is not the IP of a gentoo mirror so it should not be there. 
`host` returns domain name pointer
Comment 1 Jeffrey Forman (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-10-12 17:56:47 UTC
hmm, think you are confused. those IP's in distfiles.g.o are all correct. the
open source lab is a host of one of those mirrors, and therefore reverse dns
resolves to them.

Comment 2 Andrei Slavoiu 2005-10-12 23:18:18 UTC
Ok, so the it's not a DNS problem. is indeed a gentoo mirror but they don't have a symlink in their 
root directory that points to distfiles so it does not work with portage. on the other hand is down. It was down yesterday and is down 
Comment 3 Jeffrey Forman (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-10-13 04:22:55 UTC

looks like its the chicago mirror. obviously the URL spits out a generic ftp
directory, not dropping you into the "gentoo root"...surprised we didnt notice
this before. or is it too early in the morning for me to see whats actually
going on?

on the other hand, the mirror looks fine (thats gentoo.ussg). i
know it had some downtime a few days ago because of an admin misconfig, but
looks fine now.


Comment 4 Andrei Slavoiu 2005-10-13 04:39:46 UTC
Yes, now replies to pings but still does not accept ftp 
PING ( 56(84) bytes of data. 
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=51 time=234 ms 
64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=51 time=262 ms 
64 bytes from icmp_seq=3 ttl=51 time=212 ms 
--- ping statistics --- 
3 packets transmitted, 3 received, 0% packet loss, time 2000ms 
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 212.376/236.578/262.729/20.602 ms 
ftp: connect: Connection refused 
Comment 5 Kurt Lieber (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-10-13 07:38:02 UTC
It doesn't offer FTP on that interface.  Working as expected. 

Leaving open because of the Chicago issue.
Comment 6 Andrei Slavoiu 2005-10-13 23:09:46 UTC
How can it be expected? Isn't a public server? How can it 
be ok for it to only listen on a private interface? 
Comment 7 Kurt Lieber (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-10-14 03:17:33 UTC
because it offers its services over http.
Comment 8 Jeffrey Forman (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-10-14 12:09:31 UTC

Can you take a look at this? 

15:00 <@cshields> if there is a bug in bugs.g.o reassign it to marineam@g.o  :D
15:00 <@cshields> I'm sure he'll like that
Comment 9 Corey Shields 2005-10-14 12:31:17 UTC
No, this is all working as expected.  "" is a round robin
intended for http:// only.

Closing the bug.

Comment 10 Andrei Slavoiu 2006-06-18 06:31:55 UTC