[CentOS-mirror] POLL: DVDs and access lists ...

Gilbert E. Detillieux gedetil at cs.umanitoba.ca
Thu Apr 8 16:41:18 UTC 2010

On 2010-04-08 06:23, Ralph Angenendt wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 10:42 PM, Ralph Angenendt
> <ralph.angenendt at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi all you mirror people out there,
>> today I'd like to present a small poll to you, a questionnaire if you like.
>> a) Which mirror does *NOT* want to carry the DVD isos?
> Only one mirror does not want to but would - not bad, that was what I
> wanted to hear ...
>> b) Who of you pull with machines where the IP address is different from
>>   the host from where you offer the mirror? Which IP address pulls for
>>   which mirror if your addresses differ?
> Those weren't that many either.

I didn't bother responding to the earlier poll, since the defaults were 
appropriate for us.  (I.e. we carry the DVD isos, and have one IP address.)

> In your opinion, would you rather go with password based acls or with
> ip based acls?

We would prefer to stick with IP-based ACL's, as this would require no 
change at our end.

> If there's not that many mirrors which don't pull from the IP they are
> serving from, the ip based acls can be calculated "on the fly" with
> one more field in the database for machines which have a different
> puller.
> Password based ACLs on the other hand could break older,
> non-maintained, but working setups - but they are easier to implement
> and less error prone.

Or also older, maintained and working setups where the owners are either 
too busy to make changes or don't want to fix what ain't broke!  :)

But seriously, if you do decide to implement password-based ACL's (as 
some seem to prefer), could this be done as an optional alternative to 
IP-based, for those where IP-based isn't practical?  That way, the 
silent majority could just stick with the status quo, while those that 
want something different have that option.

Gilbert E. Detillieux		E-mail: <gedetil at muug.mb.ca>
Manitoba UNIX User Group	Web:	http://www.muug.mb.ca/
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