AARNet launches a mirror service

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AARNet launches a mirror service

Australia's Academic and Research Network (AARNet) has revamped its entire mirror infrastructure.

Australia's Academic and Research Network (AARNet) has revamped its entire mirror infrastructure.

AARNet’s mirror service—built in 1997 - was created in Australia by AARNet in partnership with the University of Queensland and the Queensland Regional Network Organisation to allow popular software downloads to be locally accessible, without the hassel of expensive international traffic costs.

The AARNet mirror proved to be popular, and over the years a number of upgrades have been made to ensure it kept up with increased user demand, AARNet said.

The new mirror site has been deployed with a dedicated connection to the AARNet3 backbone. It will be able to support data rates at multi gigabit speeds with the option to upgrade that connection to 10Gbps in the future.

Additional disk space has provided a larger software archive coverage that has been populated with up to date software and archive distributions.

However, the new mirror does reside on a different IP address subnet. This may affect access where firewall policies are strictly applied.

The website address remains unchanged at http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au.
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