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Re: Web Site Size

On Mon, Jul 19, 1999 at 10:04:13PM -0400, Michael Stone wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 19, 1999 at 04:24:11PM -0700, Darren O. Benham wrote:
> > Do you normally use one of the mirrors?  Why not collect the opinion of
> > people who routinly use mirrors for browsing... which mirror do they use
> > and do they go back to the main site to use the BTS or stick with thier
> > mirror.
> What's the point of an opinion poll? I see this as a technical
> discussion, not a popularity contest. What I'm curious about is much
> load the mirroring generates versus how much load it relieves. Is
> mirroring a multi-gig archive to a bunch of machines saving n*multi-gig
> bandwidth? How can the mirroring be allocated to get the most bang for
> the byte? I'm targeting the BTS specifically because it's fairly large
> and because latency is fairly important.  (Checking the BTS before
> nagging a maintainer is only helpful if the data is up to date.) Even
> the mailing list archives are more amenable to mirroring than the BTS,
> because their historical content is relevant; the historical content of
> the BTS is nil, because old bug reports are dropped (different argument. :)

Our current problem is not bandwidth, it's diskspace on www.debian.org.  We
need to solve that before we worry about solving a problem that isn't a

As far as it being a popularity contest... "spreading the load" is not the
only reason to have mirror.  If there's a (possibly) slow connection, it's
kinder to the viewers to push everything through the bottleneck once
(rsync) and then allow them to view the pages from their side of the

Please cc all mailing list replies to me, also.
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