Skip to main content

Why is located in London, UK?

While trying to update a few packages, (not only) I noticed that it's very slow to download from this mirror, although it's said to be geographically located near me:

$ traceroute
11 (
17 (
18 (
25 (
26 (
27 (
28 (
So, I guess I have to pick another mirror then.

Update: A nice fellow on #ubuntu-mirrors was kind enough to answer this one for me: apparently no single US mirror would like to act as because of the high (network) load involved, hence Canonical is providing this "mirror", although it's not really a mirror but their London HQ.