Currently our website relies on Mirmon to allow people to select their closest mirror if it’s up. This has always been a bugbear of mine as the page looks clunky and we get a lot of bounce backs from it.
Ideally, we’d automatically direct a user to the nearest mirror. However, all the software I know of for doing this requires custom Apache mods and Geoip databases in specific formats and various databases and are generally painful.
All we really need is a PHP script that detects the user’s longitude and latitude and directs the visitor to the nearest server. Does anyone want to help me build this?