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Re: FTP timeouts while mirorring with debmirror

Klaus Klein <k.klein@gmx.de> writes:

> Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
>> Klaus Klein <k.klein@gmx.de> writes:
>>> Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
>>>> ...
>>>> You do realize that debmirror supports a conffile, right?
>>> Another well kept secret. :-(
>>> It's not mentioned in 'man debmirror', 'info debmirror' nor 'debmirror
>>> --help'. Did I miss anything?
>>> 'man debmirror.conf' doesn't give me any info about the content of a /etc/debmirror.conf or /$home/debmirror.conf (just found those within the perl code) either. :-(
>> /usr/share/doc/debmirror/debmirror.conf
> Well worth mentioning it in 'man debmirror' and 'debmirror --help' ;-)
>> As a stab in the dark I would guess the ftpserver or your providers
>> proxy closes the connection silently after every X files on its own
>> and does not correctly reopen it.
> Sounds reasonable.
> I guess I start to investigate right there.
>>> Why do you think that ftp is the worst protocol for debmirror?
>> Because it has to open a new data connect for every single file. For
>> small files the overhead of a tcp handshake is a killer.
> Any chance to get a 'hash' like process indication with http?
> Cheers, Klaus

A long time ago I did look for it but didn't see an option. Something
worth a wishlist bug against the module providing the http module.


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