[Support-mirrors] Mirroring without hosting?

Tom Copeland tom at infoether.com
Wed Oct 11 16:20:59 EDT 2006


> 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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