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format repositories also treat mirrors whose name is equal to the repository name (or, if the repository has a
master, the master's name) specially, checking them for all mirrorable files.</p>
+<p><strong>Usually you do not need a <code>mirrors.conf</code> at all.</strong> The repository-provided defaults are in
+most cases perfectly adequate. You generally only specify mirrors if your ISP has a local mirror of certain projects
+that provides better download speeds than the default random selection.</p>
+
<h2>Example</h2>
<pre>