Re: Rsync on servers
On Sun, Nov 11, 2001 at 09:06:58PM +0100, Goswin Brederlow wrote:
> I wrote a client and checksum file generator that uses the rsync
> algorithm in reverse and the HTPP/1.1 protocol to fetch files.
> The bandwith useage of this method is just marginally greater than
> normal http in the case where the checksum file is fetched but no
> matches are found, which means ~1% increase in bandwith useage.
> The cpu useage to serve a file via http should not matter on modern
> cpus, even if the file is fetched using multiple RANGE commands.
> The overall efficiency is identical to that of rsync.
I believe this is what rproxy does.