[Systems] [OLPC-AU] Australian mirror for XO builds

Sridhar Dhanapalan sridhar at laptop.org.au
Sun Feb 27 22:16:35 EST 2011

On 26 February 2011 09:31, David Farning <dfarning at activitycentral.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 9:19 PM, Sridhar Dhanapalan
> <sridhar at laptop.org.au> wrote:
>> AARNET have kindly agreed to provide Australian mirroring for the
>> official XO builds:
>>  http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/pub/olpc/
>> This mirror will be updated daily.
>> This should hopefully make the builds easier to download. If your ISP
>> has a peering agreement with AARNET, you may also be able to download
>> without depleting your download quota.
> Another thought might be to work with the sysadmins from Sugar Labs to
> use the existing sugar labs download network.
> The Sugar Labs download network serves http://download.sugarlabs.org/
> and http://activities.sugarlabs.org//en-US/sugar/ a.sl.o is nearing
> 5million activity downloads:)
> The Sugar Labs sysadmins can add aarnet.edu.au to the mirror
> configurations so that all download requests from Australia are served
> via the aarnet.edu.au mirror.
> From that point forward it will just be a matter of rsyncing au builds
> to downloads.sugarlabs.org . mirrorbrain will handle the rest.

What would it take to set up something like this? I can ask AARNET to
mirror the download.sugarlabs.org, if that's required.

Is the redirect automatic? That is, if someone in Australia tries to
download from sugarlabs.org, can they automatically served by AARNET?
That would make our downloads much faster.


Sridhar Dhanapalan
Technical Manager
One Laptop per Child Australia
M: +61 425 239 701
E: sridhar at laptop.org.au
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