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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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..