[CentOS-mirror] Status of dvd iso for CentOS mirrors.

Peter New pete at maia-internet.co.uk
Sun Apr 15 22:35:47 UTC 2007

Lance Davis wrote:
> With the release of 5 we have seen a tremendous increase in the use of 
> the dvd.iso , so that from bitorrent it is now downloaded 5 times more 
> than the cd isos.
> That may be due in part to it being hard to find and more readily 
> available by Bt, but I think is also down to increased prevalance of 
> dvd-rom drives.
> The main issue with having the dvd isos available from mirrors is that
> Apache < 2.2 running on 32 bit architecture wont display files larger 
> than 2.0 GB , however CentOS 5 has Apache 2.2 with large file support 
> so that problem will now start to go away - alternative is also to use 
> lighttpd.
> (CentOS now has its first server up running C5 and able to display 
> large dvd images under http :)
> I have updated our isoredirect system to detect and verify dvd isos on 
> mirrors , and sources with current dvd isos are now listed separately 
> on the isoredirect page - what this is showing is that very few of our 
> mirrors have the dvd isos and we need to get more out there ...
> To test :-
> http://isoredirect.centos.org/mirrorscripts/chooseisolist.pl?release=5.0&arch=i386 
> It will give you local info based on your ip
> you can also add &cc=xx to test other country codes
> I know a lot of mirrors are wanting to download the dvd isos and we 
> have just configured two new servers with msync-incdvd.
> However, we would still like mirrors to do their initial sync of the 
> dvd isos to one of our tier 1 mirrors that have them , and then we 
> will add their ip addres to our acl for syncing.
> We also have no problem if mirrors want to sync to a local tier 1 
> mirror, our system will still detect that they are up to date.
> It is likely that in the near future we will restrict access to msync 
> rsync to current registered mirrors, and new mirrors will either have 
> to register first or do an initial sync from a registered mirror *hmm 
> - we have said this before - but now we have 160 mirrors we really 
> will have to do something ...)
> There has been some confusion about the CentOS and CentOS-incdvd rsync 
> targets , and the fact that some mirrors have dvd isos included in the 
> CentOS target, so what we would like to do is to have a list of tier 1 
> mirrors that :-
> 1. provide rsync access to the complete CentOS release tree
> 2. would be prepared to act as a seed for new mirrors
> 3. would be prepared to set up separate CentOS and CentOS-incdvd 
> targets for other mirrors to sync against, either initial or recurring 
> syncs (the trees would be hardlinked, so extra space required is 
> minimal).
> We will then publish details for other and new mirrors of how they can 
> sync against these master sync servers.
> If you would be prepared for your mirror to act as one, and have the 
> bandwidth and capacity for it then please respond.
> Whilst writing I would like to thank all of our mirrors for the 
> tremendous support that you provide for CentOS and our users and 
> especially during the release of 5.0
> Regards
> Lance
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Evening All,

My apologies if this is OT.

We've been seeding the C5 dvd/cd isos for a couple of days now. After 
Lance sent his 11:35am email "Status of dvd iso for CentOS mirrors." 
mentioning torrent downloads, our bittorrent upload rates doubled ... 
coincidence or does Lance not know his effect on peoples behavior ... ;)




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