Re: ftp.debian.org update
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On 12/03/07 13:52, Josip Rodin wrote:
> We're going to be changing ftp.debian.org setup a bit... but first,
> a friendly reminder.
> Many people seem to think that ftp.debian.org is the canonical location of
> Debian packages and that it will be best for them to use that site for apt
> or for mirroring. This is *not true*.
> ftp.debian.org is merely one of several servers that get updated from an
> internal Debian server. That address is presently located on a single server
> in the United States, and it still exists mainly for backwards
> In the future, it may get services reduced, or shut down, or converted into
> a globally load-balanced name, or whatever. Please don't use it.
> If you're using it now, please switch to a country-based DNS name
> such as ftp.us.debian.org, ftp.ca.debian.org, ftp.uk.debian.org, ...
> The list of those servers is at http://www.debian.org/mirror/list
Does the same go for ../project/experimental?
> Now, back to the current business. Because of local disk space issues,
> ftp.d.o has had intermittent problems over the past few months, and right
> now it's simply not able to update the debian archive. It's currently
> carrying a full mirror of oldstable, and a 'debian-typical' mirror
> (i386, amd64, source) of everything else (stable, testing, unstable).
> We'll have to reduce the size of its mirror of oldstable as well, so
> that it keeps enough free disk space to be able to update what it has.
> (Some time ago, we have contacted all registered mirrors rsyncing off that
> machine asking them to switch to a better place. All mirrors with reasonably
> responsive maintainers will not be affected; those who have ignored our
> advice might notice changes.)
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA USA
%SYSTEM-F-FISH, my hovercraft is full of eels
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