Re: Becoming an official mirror?
Mattias Wadenstein (email@example.com) wrote on 2 August 2010 17:17:
>On Mon, 2 Aug 2010, Carlos Carvalho wrote:
>> Mattias Wadenstein (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote on 2 August 2010 11:27:
>> >I have on occasion done explicit http redirects when the cdimage.d.o
>> >mirror has gotten swamped, but lately there hasn't been all that much of
>> On the contrary, the last point release was *extremelely* slow to
>> pull. It took days to get the live images.
>For rsync traffic, yes, which I mentioned in the part in that paragraph
>that you cut away. Unfortunately rsync does not understand http-redirects
>though, so there isn't all that much to do about it.
Sure there is: tiering. rsync access should be restricted to the
official country mirrors like it's done with the syncproxies. It
should be very easy to do because there is already a private module
with authentication that mirrors [should] use. You could just disable
the public one.
It'd also be possible to send a page to http requesters telling them
to go to a country mirror. However, since http is already redirected
to the backends, it's probably not necessary.