Fwd: New URLs for the UK Mirror Service

Gerard Beekmans gerard at linuxfromscratch.org
Mon Aug 9 08:57:04 PDT 2004

Hi guys,

Mirror change request forwarded.

It might not be a bad idea for you core guys to be on the server-admin
list too. Some of the messages relate to mirroring and it's otherwise
low to no volume. James and Jeremy Utley are already subscribed to the
list. That leaves Jeroen, Anderson and Jeremy Huntwork.

Let me know if you don't want to be on this list.

-----Forwarded Message-----
From: The UK Mirror Service team <help at mirrorservice.org>
To: server-admin at linuxfromscratch.org
Subject: New URLs for the UK Mirror Service
Date: Mon, 09 Aug 2004 15:15:27 +0100

Dear UK Mirror Service source site,

We're sending you this message because we currently mirror some of your
content, and any links you have to us will need updating. If you don't
currently list us as a mirror, please feel free to do so!

The resources we currently mirror from you are:
  Linux From Scratch: http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/

We used to operate from mirror.ac.uk; this has now been handed over to
Eduserv Internet, who will be running a new (unrelated) service from
there. We're pleased to announce that we will be continuing to provide
the UK Mirror Service from mirrorservice.org. If you currently have
download links pointing to a mirror of your site at mirror.ac.uk (or
hensa.ac.uk, the domain we used prior to 1999), please update these to
point at mirrorservice.org instead.  For example, if your old URLs were:


then they will now need to be:

    (note that there's no /sites/ in the rsync URL)

Your content will be available by default using all three protocols. (If
you don't want this, let us know.) Our web interface allows users to
browse inside archives and ISO images.

If you want a symlink in /pub/ pointing to your content so
ftp.mirrorservice.org can be used in an FTP round-robin, please let us
know. (These are already in place for some sites.) If you have DNS
CNAMEs pointing at mirror.ac.uk addresses, these will also need to be
updated to point to the corresponding mirrorservice.org addresses.

The mirrorservice.org hosts are located at the University of Kent in
Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom, which has a 155Mbit link to the rest
of the world (due to be upgraded to 1Gbit in the near future).

Mirroring is performed as before from the IPv4 addresses (compton.mirrorservice.org) and

Please contact us at <help at mirrorservice.org> if you have any

The UK Mirror Service team
<help at mirrorservice.org>
Gerard Beekmans

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