New frontend and

Montreal frontend

We have added another official frontend for serving the kernel content, courtesy of Vexxhost, Inc. There is now a total of three frontends, one in Palo Alto, California, one in Portland, Oregon, and one in Montreal, Quebec. This should allow for better geographic dispersion of official mirrors, as well as better fault tolerance.

We are happy to announce that is now relying on grokmirror manifest data to efficiently mirror, which means that if accessing is too high latency for you due to your geographical location (EMEA, APAC), should provide you with a fast local mirror that is at most 5 minutes behind official sources.

We extend our thanks to Google for making this available to all kernel hackers and enthusiasts worldwide.

TLS 1.2 and PFS

With the latest round of upgrades, we are now serving TLS 1.2 with PFS across all sites, offering higher protection against eavesdropping.

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