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Re: [alpine-devel] Re: New mirror from nenolod

From: Roger Pau Monné <roger.pau_at_entel.upc.edu>
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2012 09:58:56 +0100

2012/2/14 Natanael Copa <ncopa_at_alpinelinux.org>:
> On Mon, 13 Feb 2012 21:13:42 +0100
> Florian Heigl <florian.heigl_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> 1. how about a mirror howto like i.e. NetBSD/FreeBSD have?
>
> We have this:
> http://wiki.alpinelinux.org/wiki/How_to_setup_a_Alpine_Linux_mirror
>
> The freebsd howto:
> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/articles/hubs/mirror-howto.html
>
> The NetBSD mirror FAQ:
> http://www.netbsd.org/docs/mirror.html
>
> Things that our howto does not yet cover and that might be a good idea
> to get written down:
>
> * What is required to become an official mirror?
>  - how much disk space is needed?
>  - how much bandwidth is required?
>  - Who to contact for setting it up?
>  - How to set up the contact info (so Alpine Linux team can reach the
>    mirror sysadmin)
>  - How are outages announced?
>
> I think it might be a good idea to have a record some place with
> private contact info (so we can contact the mirror admin), and
> location so people can see where its located.
>
>> 2. Does anyone how much traffic are current mirrors are getting?
>
> I do not have any overview of that. sorry. I suppose it Should be
> possible to fish out stats from some of the mirrors.
>
>
> While here...
> How about official bittorent seeders for iso images?
>
> There are various trackers we could use (linuxtracker.org for example)
> and it is trivial to set up our own tracker. What might need a bit more
> work is set up automatic seeding whenever a new iso image is uploaded
> and publish it automatically some how. I am pretty sure it is possible
> with transmission-daemon/transmission-cli.

I've used rtorrent, which has a smaller footprint than transmission
and works great for seedboxes. It has a pretty nice feature that could
come in handy here. You can setup a watch folder and just throw a
torrent there that rtorrent automatically picks up and starts seeding.

> Thanks!
>
> -nc
>
>
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