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    Add GeoIP domain for our sponsored mirros · 9f65f99c
    Kristian Klausen authored
    We had a GeoIP mirror in the past based on nginx and its GeoIP module,
    but it didn't perform very well, due to the high latency (asking a
    central server for the package and then redirected to the closest
    One of the reasons for offering this service, is so we can relieve which is burning a ton of traffic (50TB/month),
    likely due to it being the default mirror in our Docker image. Another
    reason is so we can offer a link to our arch-boxes images in libosinfo
    (used by gnome-boxes, virt-install and virt-manager), with good enough
    performance for most users.
    This time we take a different approach and use a DNS based solution,
    which means the latency penalty is only paid once (the first DNS
    request). The downside is that the mirrors must have a valid certificate
    for the same domain name, which makes using third-party mirrors a
    challenge. So for now, we are just using the sponsored mirorrs
    controlled by the DevOps team.
    Fix #101