Inconsistent mirrors

mail123 at koevis.demon.nl mail123 at koevis.demon.nl
Thu Mar 25 22:42:03 PST 2004


> On Friday 26 March 2004 00:57, Stuart Harris wrote:
> > I'll partly take the 'shame and blame' on this, I was meant to be
> > doing work on mirroring and i'm sure Gerard has given up on me as a
> > lost hope.. but it's like everything else, LFS is a hobby for me,
> > work is something that lets me do my pass time/hobbies .. this isn't
> > really an excuse though
> >
> > Mirrors SHOULD update twice daily... so here is what I suggest...
>
> twice an hour even (if needed).
>
> >
> >
> > As we do not currently *COUGH* have guarantees that all mirrors
> > support php, and it'd be stupid to do this on every server...
> >
> > who thinks it'd be a good idea for us to start time stamping actual
> > mirrors, and having a single stable mirror (i'll even code/host) to
> > run the 'mirr or list' page.. as to be honest, it's going to be low
> > bandwidth :P
>
> the mirrors already use timestamps, and Gerard was gonna use a system
> together with the round robin dns to exclude mirrors when they are
> outdated, but he's been busy lately :)
>
> >
> > it's simple enough to code and i'll put a code preview up in about
> > 1/2 hour ... to see what people think - this would obviously only
> > relate to LFS www mirrors.. and I do promise that i'll give some
> > priority to FTP mirrors soon (if Gerard hasn't found someone else)
>
> If some more help is needed with the ftp setup, I would be happy to help
> out, I already have an extended ftp mirror for lfs on gaosu and I
> currently have enough time. :)
>
> >
> > At 23:15 25/03/2004 +0100, you wrote:
> > >The LFS mirroring system sucks. Someone please make sure they are
> > > really MIRRORS. I once encountered a mirror that was way behind on
> > > the CVS  book (don't remember which one that was) and today I got a
> > > 403 trying to access
> > >
> > >http://www.de.linuxfromscratch.org/hints/downloads/files/more_contro
> > >l_and_pkg_man.txt
> > >
> > >I'm sorry but I won't use mirrors anymore if I can't be sure that I
> > > get reliable information. And I visit the LFS websites extremely
> > > infrequently. The chanes of me hitting a problem should be very
> > > low. Either I'm just an unlucky person or there are a lot of those
> > > problems.
> > >
> > >MSB
> > >
> > >p.s.: I'm not subscribed to website, but please don't CC me if you
> > > discuss this. I just wanted to vent my frustration. I'll remove the
> > > "de." from my bookmarks and forget about it.
> > >
> > >--
> > >Digitize if possible - Eradicate if necessary!
> > >

I think the whole mirror system is not needed , why dont we have ONE mirror
, one reliable server on which everything is hosted? We dont need 22
mirrors!
One mirror on which everything is updated is good enough!

Xanni




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