[CentOS-mirror] Becoming a CentOS mirror

Fri May 12 19:53:13 UTC 2006
William Dunn <wdunn at cs.vt.edu>


Almost all of that is CentOS (I mean, the other mirrors are Mepix, 
ArchLinux, KnoppixSTD, Slackware (not listed on their site) and Cygwin 
(not listed on their site), none of which are cause for much traffic). 
So Centos generates most of that traffic.

Short answer: an average of 0.5 MB/sec (or 4 megabits/sec) round the 


P.S. Also: as a reminder, our mirror is going offline Sunday the 21st of 
this month, for a downtime of not less than 12 hours, and hopefully not 
more than 24.

If the admins feel it is appropriate, it should be removed from the 
mirror list on, say, Friday the 19th, and reinstated on my notification, 
probably Monday the 22nd or Tuesday the 23rd.  This will avoid any 
confusion on the part of would-be CentOS users.


Simon Boulet wrote:
> Hi,
> My name is Simon Boulet, I am System Administrator and Responsible of
> the Technological Development for iWeb.ca, one of the biggest Web hosting
> provider in Canada. iWeb has been using open source softwares since the
> beginning in 1996. Now 2006 we host over 2000 servers, with 70% running
> different flavors of Linux.
> iWeb currently operates a redundant 4Gbps network peering with
> Teleglobe, Cogent, Level3/Videotron and Peer1 in Montreal and Toronto,
> We are interested in becoming an official CentOS mirror.
> We haven't fixed the amount of bandwidth we can offer, but it will be
> around 100Mbps. Available storage will most likely be near 1TB. This
> mirror will be shared among other open source projects (other distros,
> kernel.org, etc.). The mirror would be entirely managed by iWeb staff.
> We were wondering how much traffic a CentOS mirror generates?
> How many storage space is needed (all archs... and i386, x86_64)?
> Are you in need for a mirror in Canada?
> Thanks for your time and your excellent work.
> Regards,

William Dunn
Unix / Linux Administrator
Virginia Tech Computer Science Department
wdunn at cs.vt.edu / 540-231-3167