[Support-mirrors] Distributed Mirroring ;)

Chad Fowler chad at chadfowler.com
Wed Nov 2 10:05:45 EST 2005

On 02-Nov-05, at 10:03 AM, Tom Copeland wrote:

> On Wed, 2005-11-02 at 09:54 -0500, Austin Ziegler wrote:
>> Tom and fellow mirror-providers,
>> In following the discussion on mirroring RubyGems files, I made the
>> suggestion that we perhaps have a large pipe mirror get the initial
>> seed of a file and then the rest of us get it from the large pipe
>> mirror. This would save Tom, for example, from having to push out six
>> copies of Instant Rails when Curt Hibbs updates it at *35 Mb.
>> Unfortunately, while I have a good bandwidth allocation (100Gb per
>> month), I don't have the ability to rsync or otherwise pull. I have
>> locked down the RubyForge mirror directory, so I have no problem with
>> the mirror-mirror having the same authentication information that Tom
>> currently has for pushing. That is, Tom pushes to the mirror-mirror
>> (which seems to be likely to be Dennis at this point) and then we  
>> give
>> our mirror-auth information to Dennis and he can push to the rest of
>> us.
>> How does everyone else feel about that?
> +1 - although, Dennis, perhaps you can continue to pull from RubyForge
> for a bit while I get the push thing sorted out?  And you can push to
> others as you and others see fit...

Can someone tell me what I need to do to be the recipient of a push?


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