Setting the Preference Parameter On The Server?
I understand that the metalink configuration provides a 'preference' parameter for each link that determines how likely the client should be to select that particular link. I assume that this parameter would not be static, but rather would be dynamically set by the web server providing the metalink. But how would the server know how to set this? It seems that you may lose some of the intuitive "I live near X, so I will choose the server near X" functionality you get with regular mirror hyperlinks. Your thoughts on this?
Robert H. Goretsky