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Re: mirror.debian.net maintenance

On Sat, Mar 29, 2008 at 11:13:21PM +0100, Leo costela Antunes wrote:
> > Can you verify if your script can run on stable?
> Seems like libgeo-ip-perl wasn't in Etch, so my test setup is using
> Lenny. It's not a simple module and it's even got a shared library part
> to it, which means that may be a show-stopper for putting it in an
> official server.

If you put a backport on backports.org, it'll have a decent chance.

> > I'm also a bit worried about the nsupdate buffer limit, I'll need to test
> > it.
> According to this[0], we're not close to hitting the buffer limit when
> doing it in a per-CC or per-Arch basis.

Yes, I hope.

> > Another problem that I should mention here - read timeouts also get treated
> > as a disqualification. That probably shouldn't be done that way - we could
> > retry. Or use the data from DMC, or data from Mole. It won't help announced
> > downtimes, but round-robins should take care of that. That could also be
> > checked... oh the possibilities :)
> Using the DMC data could also be a good idea for the mirror freshness
> differences problem I mentioned in another reply[1]! Is it easily
> accessible from klecker? If it is, I'll take a look at the stored format
> and see what we can use...

The DMC on m.d.o doesn't keep history, although it would be fairly easy
to make it so. But it's not really a format, it's just a log file and the
HTML files...

     2. That which causes joy or happiness.

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