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Re: Questions on code distribution

On Thu, Oct 14, 2004 at 05:23:17PM +0200, Michel Deriaz wrote:
> - How many mirror servers do you rely on for the distribution of your 
> Linux distributions, and how many belong to you?

See http://www.debian.org/mirror/list for a full list of public mirrors.
As far as I know, no mirrors are under Debian's control, either.

> - How are the mirror servers organized (hierarchically (i.e., mirror x 
> always downloads from mirror y), P2P, ...)?

Hierarchically. Secondary mirrors download from Primary mirrors, which
download from ftp-master.debian.org, all using rsync. There may be
tertiary mirrors, I'm not sure about that part.

> - What is the complete size of the distribution?


> - How often are mirrors updated on average (e.g., once a day, variable)?

Once a day.

> - How much time can elapse between the moment you publish a new version 
> to the moment all mirror servers are up-to-date?


> - How do you assure the compatibility between the different packages?

Using package dependencies.

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