[Support-mirrors] mirror setup questions

Vince Hoang vince at litrium.com
Wed Jan 18 03:21:03 EST 2006


On Tue, Jan 17, 2006 at 10:25:24PM -0500, Tom Copeland wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-01-17 at 09:32 -1000, Vince Hoang wrote:
> > 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...

Having /rubyforge prefix the path would make it easier for larger
mirror sites to support it. Think CPAN.

I can help with rewrite rules if needed.

> > 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!

Excellent.

-Vince


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