[CentOS-mirror] dvd iso sync arrangements

Lance Davis lance at uklinux.net
Tue Jul 25 11:57:26 UTC 2006

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On Wed, 14 Jun 2006, Alexander Ryumshin wrote:

> Hello Lance,
> Could you be so kind and allow access to ftp.tlk-l.net
> And we have always been providing rsync access.
> Meanwhile, I am getting the dvd isos from kernel.org.

Ok - I have added you to the acl - please bear in mind that this does mean 
that you will eventually be listed as a source of dvd isos for other 
mirrors .

> Monday, May 15, 2006, 3:42:09 PM, you wrote:
> LD> Due to unknowns trying to download dvd.iso images from our msync-dvd
> LD> servers we have now had to restrict the rsync target to those mirrors that
> LD> we know are syncing.
> LD> We want to restrict it further to those that are providing master sync
> LD> service for other mirrors, this will allow us to plan for future releases
> LD> to be able to preset the dvd isos onto those master mirrors before release
> LD> and dedicate bandwidth for that.
> LD> The current mirrors that are allowed to sync by the config are :-
> LD>         #pacific.net.au
> LD>         #kernel.org   
> LD>         #upce.cz      
> LD>         #mirrorservice.org
> LD>         #esslingen.de 
> LD>         #ncnu.edu.tw  
> LD>         #vutbr.cz     
> LD>         #ftp.chg.ru   
> LD> Of those only 4 - kernel.org, mirrorservice.org, esslingen.de and chg.ru
> LD> have told us that they allow rsync, which has to be a prerequisite for
> LD> being a master sync mirror.
> LD> If any of those are not happy to be listed as a master sync mirror for the
> LD> dvd isos , or have limits on bandwidth or resources that may be affected
> LD> then please advise us.
> LD> We would be grateful if the others would change their config to sync the
> LD> dvd iso images from one of those, which will probably provide faster
> LD> download than our servers anyway.
> LD> We will start to list all mirrors that carry dvd iso images on the website
> LD>  and will shortly redirect browsing on mirror.centos.org to those
> LD> local mirrors that have the dvd isos and are up to date, as we do for cd
> LD> isos. The main difference is that we will only check currency of mirrors
> LD> that are flagged in the database as carrying dvds.
> LD> We do still need more master sync mirrors but you will not be able to sync
> LD> the target without first notifying us (or do initial sync against one of
> LD> the sync masters and then request access - as we would prefer sync
> LD> masters to eventually sync directly from our servers).
> LD> In particular csmb.edu has said that they will be a master sync mirror but
> LD> does not appear to be syncing the incdvd target.
> LD> Regards
> LD> Lance
> -- 
> Best regards,
> Alexander                            mailto:mizi at trumo.net
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