[Systems] All our mirrors are misconfigured (MIME types)

Sascha Silbe sascha-ml-reply-to-2011-3 at silbe.org
Sun Jul 24 06:31:56 EDT 2011

The issue OLPC-AU is having with IE vs. activity bundles prompted me to
check the MIME types on our mirrors. The result was abysmal: Not even a
single mirror gives the correct MIME type for activity bundles!

silbe at sunjammer:~$ for baseurl in $(sudo -u mirrorbrain mb list -H \
  |tr -s ' ' |cut -d ' ' -f 2) ; do
  echo -n "${baseurl}: " 
  lwp-request -m HEAD "${baseurl}/activities/4024/browse-123.xo" \
    |grep Content-Type
http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/pub/sugarlabs/: Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
http://sugarlabs.usla.org.ar: Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1
http://ftp.snt.utwente.nl/pub/software/sugarlabs: Content-Type: text/plain
http://mirrors.rit.edu/sugarlabs: Content-Type: application/octet-stream
http://mirrors.ibiblio.org/pub/mirrors/sugar/: Content-Type: application/octet-stream
http://mirrors.mit.edu/sugarlabs: Content-Type: application/octet-stream
http://mirrors.paraguayeduca.org/: Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1
silbe at sunjammer:~$ 

I've filed a ticket against MirrorBrain to request a MIME type check to
be added (MB#91) so that misconfigured mirrors would be
a) detected when adding them and
b) automatically removed from the rotation.

We are lacking administrative contact information for the following


Does anyone know how to reach the administrators of these mirrors?

mirrors.rit.edu has the name and email address of an individual (Paul
Mezzanini <pfmeec at rit.edu>) as the operator, but no administrative
contact. I suppose that was merely a mistake when adding the mirror.


[1] http://mirrorbrain.org/issues/issue91
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