Moving to the Fastly CDN


Fastly sponsors a CDN for us, and we’ve been using it for and in the past. It’s time to move another backend over to it:

This will have the advantage that (especially non-US) users should get better performance when downloading packages, while even further lowering our bandwidth bills at Rackspace.

The only “downside” will be, that if you’re using rsync instead of HTTP(S) to fetch the packages, you’ll now explicitly will have to contact, as won’t offer the rsync protocol anymore. Given that this is the documented name anyways, we don’t expect any problems here.

Please speak up here on in the infra PR if you have any concerns regarding this change.

Evgeni for the infrastructure team

Well, and I forgot to link the infra PR: