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

Nuno Vieira - nfsi telecom nuno.vieira at nfsi.pt
Mon Apr 16 02:40:48 UTC 2007


We can provide tier1 rsync access to DVD's. (mirrors.nfsi.pt)

Please let us know what are the right procedure to sync from upstreams.

We will then give rsync access aswell.


On Apr 15, 2007, at 11:35 AM, 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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