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Re: Bug#352912: general: Reduce network load using zip packaging and VFS

On Wed, Feb 15, 2006 at 08:25:07PM +0300, =?UTF-8?Q? =D0=9F=D0=BE=D1=80=D1=82=D0=BE=D0=BD_?= ????????????  =?UTF-8?Q?=D0=9B=D1=8C=D0=B2=D0=BE=D0=B2=D0=B8=D1=87 ?= wrote:
> First, I suggested .zip just for an example. There are other similar archivers with bigger compression ratio.
> One more additional thought: We can make Debian server to serve files like apache2_2.0.55.zip/README and/or apache2_2.0.55-4.zip/README (patched) delivering to clients (compressed) entries from the .zip archive. (Which protocol to use? Not HTTP due too big overhead. Or maybe HTTP is OK with pipelining? At least HTTP well supports tranferring archived data. File modes can be specified by an extension HTTP header.)
> Then clients would be able to mount these (source) archives as filesystems.
> -- 
> Victor Porton (porton@ex-code.com)
Hi Victor,
Debian seems to like folks to do stuff as well as make suggestions.
Could you implement any of your ideas in a small scale and provide a
report of benefits. And if possible allow other folks access to this
system. I would use the excellent example of Ingo J. who provides the
buildd.net service. Even if all of his ideas have not been integrated
into debian, it still provides a useful service and is an example of
possible improvements that debian could utilize. The benefit Ingo's
service provide are apparent only after having seen it in action and not
merely from reading his proposal.
|  .''`.  == Debian GNU/Linux == |       my web site:       |
| : :' :      The  Universal     | debian.home.pipeline.com |
| `. `'      Operating System    | go to counter.li.org and |
|   `-    http://www.debian.org/ |    be counted! #238656   |
|     my keysever: pgp.mit.edu   |     my NPO: cfsg.org     |

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