We are currently in the process of setting up a larger, public
FTP-site dedicated to mirroring more popular UNIX-flavours,
common utilities/networking-tools and all sorts of drafts and
documents relating to the Internet, software-development and
many other quite as interesting categories relating to this.
It is our understanding you administer the FTP-site known as
We would be interested in becoming an official (or, at least
approved) mirror-site of your site. Our FTP-server is located
in New York and it is hosted at Stealth Communications, Inc
aka stealth.net. We are currently mirroring your site daily,
and the location of the mirror in our site is:
The server is located within Stealth's backbone facilities
with two 100 Mbit connections, connecting the server to two
separate routers. The routers, in turn, take advantage of
our connectivity to ATT, Teleglobe, BBNPlanet, DIGEX, and more.
We are also providing ftp access via IPv6.
If you wish, you can review more detailed network-statistics
The server currently under DNS as ftp.stealth.net will be
moved under another name and it is not related to this project.
Some keypoints for mirrors might be speed, stability, security
and knowledgeable staff. I believe we might stand a chance --
Stability and security should pose no problem. We are well
equipped against any and all intentional attacks against the
site. We also host other high profile servers (www.irc.org,
irc.stealth.net) and have had considerable exercise with all
the kiddie tricks, as well as some more advanced techniques.
The servers are regularly scanned and we actively follow the
forums relating to network and host-security.
The server will not be running anything unnecessary and all
unwanted services are disabled and firewalled. Logs are
monitored and backed up via the network.
Only staff-members have access to the server. Even SSH is
restricted to 2-3 trusted hosts, which in turn have been
verified to be secure.
We are currently mirroring your site with debcdmirror and
doing rsync from rsync.kernel.org. Is it possible to obtain
password to master site (cdimage.debian.org) so we could do
mirroring from there?
At the moment we are also setting up a regular ftp.debian.org
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