[This is a mail to multiple lists, please only reply to firstname.lastname@example.org, thanks. (Headers should be set for it).] Dear Mirror-Admin, we are looking for servers around the world for the streaming video service of this years DebConf7 in Edinburgh, where we will (try to) provide live streaming of the Talks, Workshops and probably various other occurences. For this we need your help, to have enough bandwidth available, as we do not know yet how many people will use this service, even if it's the second time we do live streaming from a Debian Conference :-) We will use icecast2 for the streaming, using ogg theora as codec, streaming in low resolution (but higher than last year probably), and will provide a suitable configuration for Debian systems (packages for etch (and maybe sarge) plus config files/help), to make providing a streaming mirror as easy as possible. The needed information will be mailed to all participating mirror admins, as soon as we have a final, working and tested configuration available. (Which is expected sometime next week.) The technical setup will look similar to the following: We will have one streaming server in Edinburgh inside Teviot, which will stream to one machine on the internet with decent bandwith. From there (it will be named master.video.debconf.org) all servers will get their feed and serve all the clients. The clients will connect to video.debconf.org *or* one of the geographical subdomains, eu.video.debconf.org, us.video.debconf.org, asia.video.debconf.org. We will use DNS RoundRobin to split the load between all participating machines. If you want to help us with your bandwidth please sent the following information to email@example.com: - The IP of the server - How much bandwith you have available - The location of it. - the email-address and the name of the person responsible for installing software on the machine, ie. our contact for the setup - whether you run etch or sarge We'll need the streaming servers from June 16th until the 23nd of June, after that the files will be available in multiple resolutions for download at http://meetings-archive.debian.net/pub/debian-meetings/2007/debconf7/ We'll try to setup test streams before the 16th. Thank you for your help! regards, Holger P.S.: Like last year, streaming is completly optional, although we will try hard to make it happen. But our main aim will be archiving of the event (for eternity and for everyone), not streaming for the (un)lucky few, who didnt make it to DebConf, but can make it to watch it live on the internet ;) P.P.S.: The text of this mail is mostly stolen from last years mail from Jörg.
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