[CentOS-mirror] new private mirror

Mon Nov 15 16:40:53 UTC 2010
Nyamul Hassan <nyamul at gmail.com>

On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 22:37, Jonathan Thurman
<JThurman at nwresd.k12.or.us>wrote:

> _______________________________________
> From:  Bangladeshi CentOS Mirror Maintainer [BD-SERVERS.NET] [
> centos-org at bauani.org]
> Sent: Sunday, November 14, 2010 9:28 AM
> > I also express my view, not to support Mirrors with 'Private' Label on
> > it. Anyone can create a Mirror of CentOS Project's files. With this
> > Private Mirror, he/she can redirect their CentOS box update traffic
> > and in this case my opinion to sync their mirror from nearest Tire 1
> > Mirror. There shouldn't have any headache to Master Mirror
> > Maintainers.
> If the new mirror management solution is one that allows for some level of
> self-administration (like MirrorManager does for Fedora), then the CentOS
> Community should offer some level of support for private mirrors.  Our
> mirror started out as a private mirror, and as support for the project grew
> in upper management we were able to open it up for the general public.
>  Encouraging others with an easy way to get their foot in the door not only
> helps grow the community, but it is also good for the existing public
> mirrors by reducing the overall traffic that we see.
> It doesn't have to make life more difficult for the maintainers.  I setup a
> private EPEL mirror without any contact from Fedora in under 10 minutes
> (excluding sync time of course).
> -Jonathan
 I can second Jonathan's view as well.  Our first mirroring requirement was
for CentOS, as that is what we use extensively throughout the organization.
 And, as our internal usage grew, our management gradually realized the
value, and at one point decided on going public with the mirror.  And, once
CentOS was mirrored, they also became more interested in hosting mirrors for
other projects as well.  Today, we mirror CentOS, Fedora, EPEL, Ubuntu,
Debian, GNU Project and PHP.  Surprisingly, it is our management that
sometimes ask us if a certain project is mirror-worthy.

I think, using some tool like MirrorManager, it would be trivial to maintain
private mirrors, and would help growing the CentOS mirroring community.

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