LFS mirrors / file distribution

Anthony L. Bryan albryan at comcast.net
Sun Sep 17 23:41:28 PDT 2006


Following up on my earlier message, Here's some more information on
Metalink:

'Metalinks make complex download pages obsolete by replacing long lists of
download mirrors and BitTorrent trackers with a single .metalink file. As
you might have already guessed, a .metalink file is a file that tells a
download manager all the different ways it can download a file. The file
itself takes the form of an open XML standard that can list an unlimited
number of HTTP and FTP sources as well as BitTorrent trackers and ed2k and
magnet links.'
(http://www.downloadsquad.com/2006/08/28/metalinks-integrated-bittorrent-htt
p-and-ftp-downloads/) 

I've included a metalink for the LFS LiveCD at the end of the message and
here: http://www.metalinker.org/samples/lfslivecd-x86-6.2-3.iso.metalink

It contains all your mirrors & the MD5 checksum.

7 Linux/BSD distributions use it for their ISOs, along with OpenOffice.org.

Check out aria2 (http://aria2.sourceforge.net/) which is a great metalink
command line client. Using it will result in some pretty fast downloads.


(( Anthony Bryan
 )) Metalink [ http://www.metalinker.org ]




<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<metalink version="3.0" generator="Metalink Generator v1.00.0034"
xmlns="http://www.metalinker.org/">
  <publisher>
    <name>LFS</name>
    <url>http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/livecd/</url>
  </publisher>
  <description>The LFS LiveCD is geared specifically toward providing a
reliable host system for the purpose of building Linux From Scratch.
Therefore, it may not be what you would envision as a "perfect" Linux
system. It should, however, provide you with a comfortable enough
environment so that you can, in turn, build your own "perfect"
system.</description>
  <files>
    <file name="lfslivecd-x86-6.2-3.iso">
      <version>6.2</version>
      <os>Linux-x86</os>
      <verification>
        <hash type="md5">f0c7b830732f6d61fec278a0b5689070</hash>
      </verification>
      <resources>
        <url type="ftp" location="us"
preference="100">ftp://anduin.linuxfromscratch.org/LFS-LiveCD/lfslivecd-x86-
6.2-3.iso</url>
        <url type="ftp" location="de"
preference="100">ftp://ftp.aliensoft.org/pub/lfs-livecd/lfslivecd-x86-6.2-3.
iso</url>
        <url type="ftp" location="ca"
preference="100">ftp://ftp.ca.lfs-matrix.net/pub/lfs-livecd/lfslivecd-x86-6.
2-3.iso</url>
        <url type="ftp" location="us"
preference="100">ftp://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/lfs-livecd/lfslivecd-x86-6.2-3.iso
</url>
        <url type="ftp" location="us"
preference="100">ftp://ftp.us.lfs-matrix.net/pub/lfs-livecd/lfslivecd-x86-6.
2-3.iso</url>
        <url type="ftp" location="fr"
preference="100">ftp://lfs.cict.fr/pub/lfs-livecd/lfslivecd-x86-6.2-3.iso</u
rl>
        <url type="http" location="ca"
preference="100">http://ftp.ca.lfs-matrix.net/pub/lfs-livecd/lfslivecd-x86-6
.2-3.iso</url>
        <url type="http" location="us"
preference="100">http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/lfs-livecd/lfslivecd-x86-6.2-3.is
o</url>
        <url type="http" location="il"
preference="100">http://lfs.initworld.com/lfs-livecd/lfslivecd-x86-6.2-3.iso
</url>
        <url type="http" location="ar"
preference="100">http://www.torredehanoi.org/pub/lfs-livecd/lfslivecd-x86-6.
2-3.iso</url>
      </resources>
    </file>
  </files>
</metalink>




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