Re: package pool and big Packages.gz file
On 7 Jan 2001, Goswin Brederlow wrote:
> Actually the load should drop, providing the following feature add
> 1. cached checksums and pulling instead of pushing
> 2. client side unpackging of compressed streams
Apparently reversing the direction of rsync infringes on a patent.
Plus there is the simple matter that the file listing and file download
features cannot be seperated. Doing a listing of all files on our site is
Once you strip all that out you have rproxy.
Reversed checksums (with a detached checksum file) is something someone
should implement for debian-cd. You calud even quite reasonably do that
totally using HTTP and not run the risk of rsync load at all.
Such a system for Package files would also be acceptable I think.