Re: Debian mirror in Canada
Simon Paillard un jour écrivit:
On Fri, Nov 24, 2006 at 12:56:56PM -0500, Jean-Francois Chevrette wrote:
Thanks for the offer !
Make sur you fulfill the requirements explained on http://www.debian.org/mirrors/official
I think there will be some competition, since debian.mirror.rafal.ca has
also offered to become the official Canadian mirror :
Actually three. If you read the end of this bug entry, you will notice
that I also asked about becoming the Canadian master 10 days ago. I would
have eventually sent an email on this list as well.
I fulfill everything asked since quite a long time, and there is
already a couple of Debian mirrors that rsync from me (some officials and
The cluster is currently hosted on a dedicated 100Mbps netowork port
which is feeded on our BGP network from providers such as Teleglobe
(2x1Gbps), Videotron (2x1Gbps), Peer1 (1Gbps) and Cogent (2x1Gbps).
My mirror is connected with a gigabit link since last year.
On the other hand, I mirror a large number of projects and are already
the Canadian master for Ubuntu (http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/).
So, a 100mbps dedicated to Debian might be faster than my 1000mbps when a
very popular distribution/application just released a new version.
Also, what about my proposition to have 2 mirrors handling
ftp.ca.debian.org for higher availability? For example, ftp.us.debian.org
is actually handled by 3 mirrors.
My server is directly on Ca*NET, the Canadian government backbone, and
few feet away from the QIX (Quebec Internet eXchange, an Internet Node),
so I also have connexions to Teleglobe, Videotron, Peer1, Cogeco, Telus,
Allstream and others.
Having 2 master mirrors in the same city is not ideal, but at least we
are not on the same network.
Still, debian.mirror.rafal.ca should probably be one of the 2 master
mirrors if they still give sign of life (their last email was one month
ago, and it is why I also offered to be master).
If you agree with the 2 master idea, my mind would say
debian.mirror.rafal.ca and gulus.usherb.ca while my hearth would say
gulus.usherb.ca and debian.iWeb.ca :o)
So you have to select a Push-Primary server which offers all
The best best choice in north america is certainly mirrors.kernel.org.
You should contact them to use push mirroring :
I didn't know they was offering pushing. I searched last year a mirror
that could push me and could not find a Primary-Push one in North America
that was both reliable and willing to push me.
On the other hand, I managed to keep my mirror very well synced and
monitored (it is me that told Progeny about their synchronisation problems
with apparently more informations than they had in their own logs).
I will ask mirrors.kernel.org If I can't get pushed by the master.