Geo::Mirror(3) Find closest Mirror


use Geo::Mirror;
my $gm = Geo::Mirror->new(mirror_file => '/path/to/mirrors.txt');
my $mirror = $gm->closest_mirror_by_country('us', $freshness); # $freshness optional, see description below
my $mirror = $gm->closest_mirror_by_addr('', $freshness); # $freshness optional, see description below


This module finds the closest mirror for an IP address. It uses Geo::IP to identify the country that the IP address originated from. If the country is not represented in the mirror list, then it finds the closest country using a latitude/longitude table.

The mirror file should be a space separate list of URL, Country, and mirror freshness. The mirror freshness is optional and can be used by user request a mirror with a minimum freshness.


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