Re: cdimage.debian.org mirror
On Tue, 9 Jan 2001, Antti wrote:
> 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:
Thanks for the service! I've added it to our mirror list.
> The server currently under DNS as ftp.stealth.net will be
> moved under another name and it is not related to this project.
Please do inform us when anything has changed, so that we can update
our mirror list.
> Some keypoints for mirrors might be speed, stability, security
> and knowledgeable staff. I believe we might stand a chance --
Actually, the only keypoint here is "being a mirror" -- it's already hard
enough to get mirrors for some 16 GB of data ;-)
> 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?
Don't tell this any further, but the rsync service on cdimage.debian.org
does not require a password at this moment. That's only needed to reduce
unwanted traffic when an all-new Debian version is released, which I don't
expect until the 3rd quarter of this year (and probably even later).
You can just point your mirror at cdimage.d.o; the best time to ask
firstname.lastname@example.org for a password is when you get an access error meaning that
one is needed (he's heavily occupied at all other times ;-)