I know that How do you select the fastest mirror from the command line? exists, but it deals only with mirrors for ubuntu sources.

I want a application/script/command which would find the best mirror/server from a given list, which may or may not be related to Ubuntu.

For example https://www.archlinux.org/download/ gives a list of Arch Linux mirrors. Similarly many softwares have multiple mirrors. I want to find the best mirror from the given list. I am ready to add the mirrors one by one into some script/app/command.

If possible, the script/app/command should find the mirror which gives highest speed, rather than one that is closest.

  • Fastest or nearest? Because fastest can only be tested with speed test, that downloads a file out all servers, while nearest can be done with pings/traceroute.
    – Braiam
    Apr 7, 2014 at 13:39
  • @braiam fastest is prefered. Apr 7, 2014 at 15:32
  • Do you need a command line application or can be GUI?
    – Braiam
    Apr 7, 2014 at 16:07
  • I would recommend you to ask instead in Software Recommendations
    – Braiam
    Apr 7, 2014 at 19:33


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