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Re: debian-security mirroring

On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 01:20:16PM +0200, Martin Bagge / brother wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Oct 2010, morphium wrote:
> >I just got told, the debian project doesnt want debian-security
> >mirrors, because they want to control them.
> >
> >Is that true? Whats the official opinion?
> It has been true for at least the last decade and I would bet that
> it won't change.
> http://www.debian.org/mirror/ftpmirror
> "The debian-security/ archives contain the security updates released
> by the Debian security team. It sounds interesting to everyone, but
> since the security updates are sporadic, one would have to mirror it
> very often to be up to date (or use push mirroring) so we do not
> recommend it. Debian makes every effort to maintain the high
> availability of security.debian.org instead"
> You could mirror security but it's not recommended.

You can mirror security if you want, but :
1/ we will not advertise your mirror
2/ it's at your own risk to rely on a unofficial security mirror, even
your own (in terms of freshness mostly).

Simon Paillard

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