FOSDEM '09 is a free and non-commercial event organized by the community, for the community. Its goal is to provide Free and Open Source developers a place to meet.

Peter Poeml
Day Sunday
Room H.2214
Start time 12:00
End time 12:45
Duration 00:45
Event type Podium
Track openSUSE
Language English
MirrorBrain - Free CDN for Free Software Projects

The MirrorBrain, a.k.a. the openSUSE download redirector, automatically redirects clients (web browsers, download programs) to a mirror server near them.

It works similar to the systems employed by, or similar large organizations, which face a number of download requests which is too high to be practically handled by a single site. To find a mirror close to the client, the redirector "geolocates" the client by its IP address. If several mirrors are found to be suitable, the redirector load-balances requests to the mirrors based on their capabilities.