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Cyker
Posts: 77
Registered: ‎07-04-2010

Virgin Media Servers and Mirrors

Hey all, Does anyone have a definitive list of virgin media servers and mirrors? e.g. e-mail servers (???), ntp server (e.g. ntp.virginmedia.com), usenet server (news.virginmedia.com) and mirrors like gentoo.virginmedia.com, gamefiles.virginmedia.com etc.
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DJ-Shadow
Posts: 1,637
Registered: ‎09-03-2010

Re: Virgin Media Servers and Mirrors

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Hello

 

Usenet there is only one. Email servers again just the one as it load balances both before and after migration. The others not sure about, I would expect that the others are just a front end load balancer with multiple servers behind them.

 

Mike

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Cyker
Posts: 77
Registered: ‎07-04-2010

Re: Virgin Media Servers and Mirrors

Hi,

 

Just to clarify, what I'm after is a list of Virgin media servers; I was giving examples of the ones that I knew, not ones I wanted alternatives for (VM don't have any redundant/secondary servers for any of their stuff AFAIK).

 

 

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Lee_G
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Registered: ‎16-03-2010

Re: Virgin Media Servers and Mirrors

Hi Cyker

 

Can you list the type of servers you need please?

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Cyker
Posts: 77
Registered: ‎07-04-2010

Re: Virgin Media Servers and Mirrors

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Edit: Gah! %$£&]~#@ :smileymad: thing ate my post after I hit post! Why does that keep happening!?

 

I can't be assed to type it all in again now, but the gist was:

 

I'm looking for servers and mirrors in the same vein as the ones I mentioned in my original post, e.g. things like the ntp server, mirror servers like gentoo.virginmedia.com, utility webservers like the one I just found (tools.virginmedia.com)

 

It's more for casual/historical curiosity, but the gentoo repo mirror has been very handy for instance (Much faster when emerge -upv worldi'ing!)

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Cyker
Posts: 77
Registered: ‎07-04-2010

Re: Virgin Media Servers and Mirrors

Some known VM ervers/mirrors:

 

 

Mirrors:

http://php.virginmedia.com/ - PHP preprocessor system

http://kernel.virginmedia.com/ - Linux Kernel

http://gentoo.virginmedia.com/ - Gentoo Linux package repo

http://debian.virginmedia.com/ - Debian Linux package repo

http://eeebuntu.virginmedia.com/ - Eeebuntu (Ubuntu for subnotebooks) Linux mirror

http://ubuntu.virginmedia.com/ - Ubuntu Linux package repo

http://apache.virginmedia.com/ - Apache webserver

ftp://ftp.virginmedia.com/ - Main VM FTP server; Has several other mirrors including samba, slackware, proftp, openssl, gnu...

 

Servers:

ntp.virginmedia.com - NTP time server

news.virginedia.com - Usenet server

smtp.virgin.net - SMTP (outgoing) e-mail server

 

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fizban
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎18-08-2011

Re: Virgin Media Servers and Mirrors

if you are using BSD, the virgin mirrors are effectively useless.

 

I tried building my OpenBSD desktop from virgin mirrors and it simply falls over, this is because some short termist idea of putting a banner on every transaction. Very, very poor.

 

I've had to use non virgin servers which is a shame as this would same lots of external ISP traffic.

 

If you are by chance trying to build a OpenBSD or BSD box using ports, then this command will help

(AMD64 image)

PKG_PATH=ftp://mirror.bytemark.co.uk/pub/OpenBSD/4.9/packages/amd64

 

 

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fizban
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Registered: ‎18-08-2011

Re: Virgin Media Servers and Mirrors

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