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Re: ftp.bg.d.o mirror

On Tue, Apr 13, 2021 at 10:37:30AM +0300, Alexander Velin wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm the current maintainer of Bulgarian mirror debian.mobiltel.bg.
> At the moment ftp.bg.d.o is CNAME for debian.mobiltel.bg, but due to company
> rebranding there is a new hostname for the machine -- debian.a1.bg. At the
> moment the machine is accessible via both hostnames, but at some point in
> the next couple of months the old one (debian.mobiltel.bg) is going to be
> retired.
> I'd like to request:
> - change of ftp.bg.d.o CNAME to debian.a1.bg

Done: https://salsa.debian.org/dsa-team/mirror/domains/-/commit/365c7fd34b568db507d04383aaa755880a76a020

> - change the name in the official mirror list from debian.mobiltel.bg to
> debian.a1.bg
May I ask that you adjust the mirror name (typically in ftpsync.conf),
so that the trace file at
http://debian.a1.bg/debian/project/trace/debian.a1.bg gets populated?
Our monitoring tools
(https://mirror-master.debian.org/status/mirror-status.html) use this

A couple of other (non-blocking) comments:

o we recommend mirrors not sync directly from service aliases such as
  ftp.<CC>.debian.org (only http is guaranteed to be available at
  ftp.<CC>.d.o sites).  Maybe change your config to sync from
  the site currently backing the ftp.<CC>.debian.org service you sync

o The tracefile
  suggests that the ftpsync version you are using is very old.  Please upgrade.

  Using a modern ftpsync ensures updates are done in the correct order
  so apt clients don't get confused.   In particular, it processes
  translations, contents, and more files that have been added to the
  archive in recent years in the correct stage.  It also should produce
  trace files that contain more information that is useful for us and helps
  downstream mirrors sync better.


o The nameservers for debian.mobiltel.bg are all in the same /24 network.  For
  reliability we recommend having nameservers in more than one location.


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