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Re: how to manage gaps in Valid-Until of ftp.us.debian.org

On Thu, 31 Jul 2014, Tom Downes wrote:
> FWIW - I just found the note in the "full mirror list" page about not
> mirroring from the US round-robin which I have taken to heart with an entry
> in /etc/hosts.

Before it bites you, if you want to mirror Debian you *really* should use
rsync *and* the mirror scripts, as explained in...

> https://www.debian.org/mirror/ftpmirror

the above URL ;-)

These scripts do get updates, but not often.  They're announced in the
debian-mirrors-announce ML.

> Nevertheless, it still seems to me that wheezy-updates at an individual
> member of ftp.us.debian.org (let's pick on had a 3 minute
> gap in its Valid-Until (8:58-9:01 UTC on 31 July 2014). Am I incorrect on
> that point? Is this expected behavior? Might I be better off becoming a
> push client mirror?

You should only have issues with valid-until on mirrors that have been stale
for a week.  The Release files are regenerated several times a day.

And please use the ftpsync script (which will use rsync) to update your

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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