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

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Tue Apr 17 16:32:12 UTC 2007

J.H. wrote:
> Basically
>> But what would be the difference ?? - ok I guess they are more specific 
>> as to what you are going to get, and you may be able to give a different 
>> bandwidth path ??
> The difference being, when releases happen the public doesn't see what's
> being released, where as the mirrors need to be able to see it.  I.E.
> rw------- <user> <group> centos/5.0
> Would still be invisible during mirror propagation (rsync user is set as
> a generic user without permission to access the folder) while the
> mirrors connecting would be able to.  That is the main difference,
> otherwise 99% of the time the two would return the same data.  Also
> means that I can have two separate pools of connections say 10 - 20
> slots for mirrors and say a hundred for normal downloading which gives a
> mirror a MUCH better chance of getting into and downloading things vs.
> the general public.

FWIW, please use drwxr-x--- as the mode for "bit not yet flipped"; 
otherwise rsync has to run as the mirroring user to allow access for 


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