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Re: Becoming an official mirror?

On Mon, 2 Aug 2010, Carlos Carvalho wrote:

Mattias Wadenstein (maswan@acc.umu.se) wrote on 2 August 2010 17:17:
>On Mon, 2 Aug 2010, Carlos Carvalho wrote:
>> Mattias Wadenstein (maswan@acc.umu.se) 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
>> >that.
>> 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.

There is also one more solution, better maintenance of the jigdo-mirror scripts and possibly enforcement of usage of that in the private mirror. I am going to reduce the number of public slots for the release, which is close to the same thing as turning it off during release time at least.

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.

Yeah, that's what I meant, that part is not necessary for the most part since it goes to different hosts. And for really hot releases there is always the option of redirecting cd1/dvd1 to other mirrors in case bandwidth shortage.

/Mattias Wadenstein

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