C. Scott Ananian
cscott at cscott.net
Mon May 26 22:26:26 CEST 2008
On 5/26/08, Bernie Innocenti <bernie at codewiz.org> wrote:
> the download server kindly offered by Ivan is up and running.
> It's s mirror updated hourly from shell.sugarlabs.org (aka
> To upload a file there, just stage it in the /pub/sugarlabs/
> hierarchy. You need to be part of the "sugardl" group to write
> there, and of course you also need a shell account on
> Q: Do we start by mirroring the releases from
> http://dev.laptop.org/pub/sugar/ ? Or would it be better
> to have an empty tree to start with?
> Q: is the current hierarchy ok? This would be a great time
> to make changes if we need to.
We have plenty of disk space on http://download.laptop.org as well;
it's just looking for content. For example, I'd be willing to mirror
sugar stuff in http://download.laptop.org/mirrors/ , which would let
you locally administer the content on sugarlabs. But if you've got
plenty of bandwidth, there might not be a point to excessively
mirroring this stuff; it might just make it confusing if/when the
mirrors drift out of date.
On the other hand, I've found that mirroring combined with round-robin
DNS is a great way to distribute load and improve uptime, as machines
can be added/dropped from the DNS pool without affecting availability
of the content. Let me know if you're interested in that. I've got a
HOWTO guide somewhere I wrote up in the freesklyarov.org days that I
can dig up.
(Note that download.laptop.org is currently a B2 connected to a 1TB
external hard drive, so it might be worth adding a sugarlabs machine
as a mirror for it and doing round-robin DNS in that direction as
well, if you're willing.)
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