Re: maybe ITP rsync mirror script for pools
>>>>> " " == Marco d'Itri <md@Linux.IT> writes:
> On Jan 02, Goswin Brederlow
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> So would there be intrest in a deb of the script coming with a
>> debconf interface for configuration, cronjob or ip-up support
>> and whatever else is needed to keep an uptodate mirror.
> Please don't encourage private mirrors!
> I have been the administrator of ftp.it.debian.org since a long
> time, and I notice there are many sites doing nightly mirrors
> for their own use. Mirroring is free for them because it's
> done at night when offices are empty and there is nobody
> downloading porn, but the aggregated traffic is significant for
> me! They could save bandwidth and disk space just by using a
> correctly configured squid cache.
> -- ciao, Marco
First thats not my problem, sorry. I just provide the means to do it
People will mirror anyway and my script is for any partial mirrors
(which might be public or private, for a company or for people
burining CDs). I use it to heavily downcut the downloading time
(comfort) and to actually reduce traffic (because my modem is to slow
to keep an ftp mirror up-to-date).
If you don't want people to do nightly mirrors, tell them so, or deny
the service. Not providing a script for people needing one will only
make them write their own, probably less eficcient scripts.