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Re: out of date info on http://cdimage.debian.org/ch32.html

On Fri, 15 Dec 2000, Mattias Wadenstein wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Dec 2000, J.A. Bezemer wrote:
> > On Tue, 12 Dec 2000, Othmar Pasteka wrote:
> > 
> > > btw. is the web content also mirror able?
> > > so that http://cdimage.at.debian.org/ also has the webcontent?
> > > (other than redirecting the url).
> > 
> > wget --mirror
> > 
> > (And since it's <200kB you can also just wget all of it again each night ;-)
> > (That of course also means that not much bandwidth is saved by mirroring,
> > which seems to make it quite pointless.)
> Removing a single point of failure? I know this was a problem when potato
> was released, cdimage.debian.org was hard to get webpages from.

That was because of hardware problems. And mirroring is not a solution for
that, since people will still be directed to cdimage.d.o and maybe to a mirror
from there. And when the main machine is down there's no way for people to
know what mirrors are available. "Real" solutions for that are possible but
complex, and IMHO a bit overdone in this case.

  Anne Bezemer

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