[CentOS-devel] Opening of the mirrors?

Sun Jul 10 15:31:31 UTC 2011
Jeff Johnson <n3npq at mac.com>

On Jul 10, 2011, at 11:21 AM, Ljubomir Ljubojevic wrote:

> Phil Schaffner wrote:
>> Ljubomir Ljubojevic wrote on 07/10/2011 07:27 AM:
>>> Hi.
>>> Can someone confirm that ISO's are in their final form and ready for
>>> download / torrent seeding?
>>> I saw announcement on @Centos tweeter account and I see previously
>>> locked mirror close to me is know open, but I do not see any md5sum or
>>> sha1sum files.
>> Some last-minute issues are being worked.  Please just wait for the 
>> official announcement.
>> Phil
> So should I stop the torrent? It looks like catastrophe. Only my torrent 
> client has 200 leechers. And it shows ~1200 leechers all together. At 
> least 55 people already downloaded it and are now seeding.
> Mirrors should not have been opened up.

The issue of early releasing hs been around since forever.

The issue is mostly the logistics of moving images to mirrors.
That takes time and patience.

There *IS* a rather harsh MANDATORY solution possible:

	Deliberately remove the first 20K or so of all ISO's,
	rendering the ISO's useless.

	Go about preparing the release.

	When "released", re-add the first 20K of the ISO's,
	and add a suggestion that mirrors re-sync.

At some point the noise from deliberately chosen damage (by removing
the 1st 20K of images) is less than the confusion of having multiple
copies of partially released/altered smeared out all over the WWW.


73 de Jeff