Re: Package Pool Proposal
On Mon, Dec 06, 1999 at 05:29:28PM -0500, Michael Stone wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 07, 1999 at 09:19:26AM +1100, Craig Sanders wrote:
> > in any case, this whole sub-thread is an irrelevant tangent, caused by
> > the false assumption that everyone who mirrors debian does so for the
> > purpose of distributing it. i'd hazard a guess that the majority of
> > people who mirror debian do so to maintain their own private mirror to
> > keep their own machines up to date.
> I would hope not. That would be a terrible waste of bandwidth!
On the contrary. I have a network here with five machines all
running current potato. If I didn't have a local mirror, all five
machines would have to download upgrades from ftp[.uk].debian.org,
taking more bandwidth than a partial mirror of potato.
alisdair mcdiarmid firstname.lastname@example.org