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Re: How can I help debian?

On Mon, Oct 24, 2005 at 05:34:24PM -0400, Alejandro Bonilla wrote:
> Hi there,
> I was planning on purchasing some HD's and hardware to make a release mirror
> or a apt-get mirror for Debian users... you know, to be of some help like
> others have done.

Go for it!

> Because of my limited bandwidth, 1mb/512 or 2mb/1mb I was thinking that I
> could do a local mirror for my country (Costa Rica) to provide releases of
> Debian Full CD's or for an apt repo. Maybe Sid's?
> Sorry for asking here, I have no idea where else, (I could actually browse the
> whole mailing list directory for a better place, but maybe is OK here.

The debian-mentors list comes to mind

see http://www.debian.org/mirror/ftpmirror

see also http://volatile.debian.net/mirroring.html

> What is maybe more needed to give, a mirror for release or for Sid?
> How many GB or TB would be needed to make a Sid mirror?

I'm guessing several (four?) DVDs per arch.

> Can this be done by putting a cluster with 2-3 P3-512MB RAM systems?
> Should I better use a Dual-Core system?
> Is more hardware needed?

Although some of the big mirrors, like the sunsites of the world, 
do indeed have this kind of hardware, I think you can get a starter
kit that's smaller ;)

> What other service could I give to the local or global Debian?
> Thanks for your time.
> .Alejandro

Perl 6 will give you the big knob. -- Larry Wall

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