[Support-mirrors] mirror setup questions

Tom Copeland tom at infoether.com
Tue Jan 17 22:25:24 EST 2006

On Tue, 2006-01-17 at 09:32 -1000, Vince Hoang wrote:
> I am interested in helping mirroring RubyForge. I like the idea
> of using a mirror master to offloa the bandwidth requirements to
> a faster host, but would greatly prefer pulling the mirror than
> having it pushed.
> With the current URL schema of
> http://mirror/projectname/filename, would I need to setup a
> separate virtual host for it, rather than use something like
> http://mirror/rubyforge/projectname/filename?

It would make things easier on me; my mod_rewrite skills are not so
good.  But if creating a new vhost is a problem, I can try to enhance
the current rewrite setup...
> Lastly, I believe the documented rsync setup leaves the
> mirror vulnerable to malicious behavior. The 'hosts allow'
> option should only list IP addresses. 

Hm, that's probably a good idea, I've updated the docs, thanks!



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