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Internode adds SourceForge.net Mirror

Yesterday Internode annouced that they will be hosting the Australian SourceForge.net mirror. Internode has been a long term supporter of FOSS. They are one of the few ISPs who officially support Linux. They offer their massive mirror, which has terabytes of FOSS, to the world.

The new SourceForge mirror will be available to the world. The Australian mirror was previously hosted by Optus. Optus hosts other mirrors for FOSS projects including ubuntu. Unfortunately their mirrors are not as reliable as many users would like. The Australian sf.net mirror should be rock solid if Internode's past performance is anything to go by.

Like the other content Internode mirrors, the sf.net mirror will be unmetered for node's ADSL customers. This is in addition to a large amount of other unmetered content, such as ABC content, almost 100 streaming radio stations and other services..

I use and recommend internode to anyone who is interested in high quality ADSL services. The support for FOSS is a secondary consideration, as it is pointless having access to it all, but the connection being down all the time.

Internode Mirrors

Matt wrote:

Just a correction for you Dave.

ABC content is no longer unmetered, due to the fact they have moved much of their content off PIPE.

Added Wed, 2008-06-04 14:59

RE: Internode Mirrors

Dave wrote:

Most ABC content is still available unmetered. On internode's published list of unmetered IPs is 202.6.74.0/24 which is assigned to the ABC. The mp3 streaming server is within that range, as is the main ABC website.

The ABC moved most of their video and vodcasts to the Akamai Content Delivery Network, this content is metered for node's customers. The vast majority of the content is still on the PIPE network and so is unmetered to Internode customers.

Added Wed, 2008-06-04 15:23