Can't download any add-on/skin because of a broken(?) mirror
#1
I can't download any add-on or skin because mirrors.xbmc.org redirects me to a really bad server.
The server is http://mirrors.tuna.tsinghua.edu.cn/.
The connection quality to this server is really poor, (I am able to download few kbs before losing the connection).
(I checked it with a proxy and isitdownrightnow, same results)
But http://mirrors.xbmc.org/mirmon.html reports the mirror as active. (It seems to be a new mirror, added 10 hours ago?)

Also, I am redirected to the server because I am in Israel.
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List of best mirrors for IP address ---- in Israel (IL):
Found 1 mirror in other countries, but same continent (AS):
http://mirrors.tuna.tsinghua.edu.cn/xbmc/addons/... (cn, prio 10)
Even if the mirror worked, I must say that it is a really bad choice - because the internet in Israel is connected directly to Europe (and from Europe to rest of the world). It is the best to include Israel as part of Europe for mirroring. East-Asia is probably one of the worst choice in terms of connection quality from Israel.

Is there anything that I can do? (Force another mirror?)
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#2
As a workaround, you can manually download the zips from any other mirror and "install from zip" in xbmc.
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#3
I killed the server. Thanks for reporting.

Strange that it picks that one over all others
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(2014-04-04, 22:38)Martijn Wrote: I killed the server. Thanks for reporting.

Strange that it picks that one over all others

Thank you! It is working now.

And it chose it because it is the only server in my continent (Asia). So it probably didn't work for all the countries in Asia. (Also, as I said, at least for Israel it should prefer Europe)
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#5
Same issue / problem again for me. I'm in Singapore, and mirrors.xbmc.org redirects me to this chinese server http://mirrors.tuna.tsinghua.edu.cn. Can't even install XBMC at all (fresh atv2 installation). When trying to access the add-on repository on my PC (upgrade to Gotham successful here, as the download of the installation package can be directed accordingly via selecting an appropriately working server), same story (doesn't work with http://mirrors.tuna.tsinghua.edu.cn).

Would be great if you could "kill that mirror server" again, and "replace it" (permanently if possible) with some other server. Would assume that all Asian countries (maybe except China) would have a "broken mirror access" right now (glad i found this post after 2 nights of trying to figure a solution to the problem)....

Thanks a lot in advance!
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#6
A better solution would be to have more Asian mirrors.
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#7
Tried to mail some but sadly no response/couldn't find contacts
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#8
Thanks so much - working now just nicely (http://mirrors.tuna.tsinghua.edu.cn/ doesn't show up anymore in the list of mirrors at mirrors.xbmc.org, thus I assume this server has been taken off the list and my device then gets redirected probably to one of the Australian mirrors).

Saved my day (night) and will make my kids happy tomorrow:-)
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