one of the IPs that distfiles.gentoo.org may resolve to belongs to "Oregon
State University Open Source Lab"
Steps to Reproduce:
1. issue the command `host distfiles.gentoo.org`
distfiles.gentoo.org has address 18.104.22.168
distfiles.gentoo.org has address 22.214.171.124
distfiles.gentoo.org has address 126.96.36.199
188.8.131.52 is not the IP of a gentoo mirror so it should not be there.
`host 184.108.40.206` returns
220.127.116.11.in-addr.arpa domain name pointer ftp-chi.osuosl.org.
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.
Ok, so the it's not a DNS problem.
18.104.22.168 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.
22.214.171.124 on the other hand is down. It was down yesterday and is down
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
on the other hand, the 126.96.36.199 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.
Yes, 188.8.131.52 now replies to pings but still does not accept ftp
PING 184.108.40.206 (220.127.116.11) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 18.104.22.168: icmp_seq=1 ttl=51 time=234 ms
64 bytes from 22.214.171.124: icmp_seq=2 ttl=51 time=262 ms
64 bytes from 126.96.36.199: icmp_seq=3 ttl=51 time=212 ms
--- 188.8.131.52 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
It doesn't offer FTP on that interface. Working as expected.
Leaving open because of the Chicago issue.
How can it be expected? Isn't distfiles.gentoo.org a public server? How can it
be ok for it to only listen on a private interface?
because it offers its services over http.
Can you take a look at this?
15:00 <@cshields> if there is a bug in bugs.g.o reassign it to email@example.com :D
15:00 <@cshields> I'm sure he'll like that
No, this is all working as expected. "distfiles.gentoo.org" is a round robin
intended for http:// only.
Closing the bug.