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Re: Service names for Debian mirrors in cloud infrastructure

> > Jan Niggemann <jn@hz6.de> wrote:
> >>
> >> If I see that something is under debian.org, then I believe it's
> >> - official,
> >> - well maintained and
> >> - not restricted geographically or otherwise.

> On Fri, Jan 8, 2016 at 10:25 AM, David Precious <davidp@preshweb.co.uk> wrote:
> >
> > I see stuff under debian.org as being a recommendation from the Debian
> > project - e.g. I'd expect ftp.uk.debian.org to resolve to one or more
> > mirrors in the UK that the Debian project has decided provide decent,
> > stable mirroring - as a "I don't really care whose mirror I use, as
> > long as it's in the UK and performs reasonably".  I would not expect to
> > see anything that isn't publicly reachable there.

Le Fri, Jan 08, 2016 at 11:40:23AM -0500, Brian Gupta a écrit :
> I have a slightly different view. (As a user.) If I see something like
> azure.cloud.mirror.debian.org, or amazon.cloud.mirror.debian.org, I
> would assume that these mirrors are blessed by Debian, and is
> build/run using Debian best practices, whatever those may be.

Hello everybody,

Official mirrors, how they name look like, and how they are operated are
clearly defined on our website:


At the moment they are organised per country, but I think that it could make
sense to also include clouds, like in "ftp.azure.debian.org" or
"ftp.aws.debian.org", if there were a demand for it.  (I would not be surprised
if anywat the trademark holders of "azure" or "aws" had a strong opinion
against using it in a domain name together with another trademarked name...)

I am not sure where names ending in *mirror.debian.org fit in that plan, but
maybe I missed something.  Is the goal to eliminate "ftp" from the name since
the contents are served by various protocols ?

Have a nice week-end,

Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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