[Support-mirrors] Mirroring without hosting?

Chad Woolley thewoolleyman at gmail.com
Thu Nov 9 16:54:23 EST 2006


So, is there any decision on this?  Could we get rsync access without
being a public mirror just yet?  We may be a public mirror at some
time in the future (we want to), but we will soon be changing to a new
colo, and aren't sure what our bandwidth will be at the new one.


On 10/11/06, Tom Copeland <tom at infoether.com> wrote:
> > We'd like to have a local mirror of the gems for situations
> > where rubyforge is down.  However, we don't have the
> > bandwidth available to be a public server.  Is it still
> > possible for us to rsync the files down, even if we don't
> > host them?
> Hi Chad -
> Hm, Dennis, what do you think?
> > We might even consider being a public mirror if
> > the bandwidth requirement wasn't quite as high (we may have
> > 100-200 gig free if we know it won't go over that much).
> We could set things up so that you're only a RubyGems mirror; the load
> there is far lighter than for a files mirror.  And we can always
> throttle usage if it's too high...
> Yours,
> Tom

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