Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

The background is that I want to find the fastest mirror for CTAN. And I don't want to ping their addresses one by one.

I searched this on google and found netselect.
However, this seems not work on Windows, I tried cygwin, but the compilition failed, even without any error message.

So, is there a simple method to test their speed?

BTW, methods for Linux (expect netselect) is also welcomed.

share|improve this question

If you are happy with pinging the mirrors as a test see below -

while read line ; do ping -c 1 $line; done <mirrors.txt

then review the response times for each site.

share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .