[CentOS-mirror] dvd iso sync arrangements

Mon May 15 13:13:28 UTC 2006
ftpmirror <ftpmirror at ncnu.edu.tw>


ftp.ncnu.edu.tw ( provides the rsync service, and we would 
like to be a  master sync mirror.


rsync://ftp.ncnu.edu.tw/centos/  (everything except dvd.iso)
rsync://ftp.ncnu.edu.tw/centos-incdvd/  (everything including dvd.iso)

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