You may have seen me struggle with the Arch Linux servers in one of my video’s.

Time to dive into the application reflector. Read all about it on your own computer.

Type reflector –help in the terminal and read more.

Servers speed and service all depend on your own network, your isp, your country’s policy (port blocking) and the servers around you.

As a result we have now several aliases to get the best servers out there.

If one alias does not work to update then use another one. Until you have no more issues.

#get fastest mirrors in your neighborhood
alias mirror="sudo reflector -f 30 -l 30 --number 10 --verbose --save /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist"
alias mirrord="sudo reflector --latest 50 --number 20 --sort delay --save /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist"
alias mirrors="sudo reflector --latest 50 --number 20 --sort score --save /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist"
alias mirrora="sudo reflector --latest 50 --number 20 --sort age --save /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist"