[CentOS-devel] Public mirrors leaking ISO files

Sat Jul 9 04:00:09 UTC 2011
Shawn Thompson <superfox436 at gmail.com>


This is just the silliest thing I have ever heard. This happens all
the time, even with Windows. I see no cause for alarm, especially
since this is FOSS. What's the problem?


On 7/8/11, John R. Dennison <jrd at gerdesas.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 09, 2011 at 02:19:29AM +0200, Ljubomir Ljubojevic wrote:
>> One of the members on CentOS Facebook page says that he was able to
>> download ISO file from a public official mirror. Maybe someone could
>> check this claim and plug the leak?
> Rough checking shows at least 3 mirrors leaking, which is typical.  I've
> contacted one mirror admin that promptly took his mirror off-line to
> address it (at least it is no longer responding).
> There is nothing that can be done to "plug" leaks except
> 1) contact the admins and have them fix it
> 2) remove the mirrors from the mirrorlist and remove their acls.
> Frankly, not that my vote counts, I'm all for #2.  The issue can be
> revisited a few days after release once everything is calm again.
> 							John
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