Re: apt and multiple connections
Adrian Bridgett wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 23, 2000 at 10:59:35 +1100 (+0000), Glenn McGrath wrote:
> > Yea, fair enough, a distributed debian mirror would still be cool i
> > think, debian has great support for its mirrors, but a distributed
> > mirror would have advantages in that it would make debian less dependent
> > on centralised institutional servers. A distributed debian mirror
> > couldnt happen (practicly) without threaded gets.
> Why not use something like gnutella for distribution (imagine - hundreds of
> debian mirrors....). Security needs to be rock solid for that though.
> ftping to a known site is one thing, installing from a gnutella box is quite
Regular distributed filesystems just deal with a bunch of files, the
debian mirror is a lot more ordered and structured than that.
If we built a customised distributed filesystem to do debian mirroring
we could take advatage of authentication built into files to check they
are valid. Working with a well known data archive also means it can be
checked against other sites, which gnutela or freenet dont do.