July 05, 2016 posted by Matthew Sporleder
NetBSD is happy to announce a generous setup provided by Fastly to give us CDN services. We are live with cdn.NetBSD.org for downloading iso files, binary packages, and anything else that you would find on ftp.NetBSD.org.
nycdn is using nyftp.NetBSD.org as an origin so you can use it to download build snapshots and other useful stuff you would otherwise find on nyftp. (NetBSD-daily for example)
We have already changed some default download links (downloads and pkgsrc) and some pkgsrc files, so you might already be using the cdn without knowing it.
You can also change your PKG_PATH from ftp://ftp.netbsd.org to http://cdn.netbsd.org
HTTPS also works, but not IPv6
If you are not familiar, a CDN is a globally distributed set of caching proxy servers which makes downloading files faster when they are hot in the cache.