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Re: Bug#42962: dpkg: rsync method would be useful

On Sat, 14 Aug 1999, Raul Miller wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 13, 1999 at 08:26:49PM -0400, swift@alum.mit.edu wrote:
> > There may be security concerns that would inhibit running an rsync server on
> > the archive, I have no idea about this issue.
> Anonymous rsync is possible (create an account which has only rsync in
> its path).  It's also possible to make it chrooted by providing a wrapper
> and pulling a stunt at signon time.

Rsync also has unholy speed and resource problems. All the Debian.org
servers have a 10 connection limit on rsync for exactly that reason. rsync
was not ment for a 1 off type of thing.

Someone needs to create a low overhead server that implements the rsync
method - perhaps encapsulted in something like HTTP..


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