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Re: Rsyncable GZIP (was Re: Package metadata server)

> A large mirror in Australia does provide an rsync server to access debian
> packages. When redhat 7.0 came out so many people tried to rsync it at the
> same time, the machine promptly fell over. 
What amazes me is that nobody is able or willing to provide any figures.
So I guess no provider of an rsync server is interested in this subject
and therefore it can't be a big problem. 

I'm asking any provider of an ftp/rsync Debian server if any comparable
figures could be extracted from the server log. Or if anyone could
measure how much CPU load the download of the Packages/Packages.gz files
really reads.

O. Wyss

Author of "Debian partial mirror synch script"

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