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From "Marcus (OOo)" <marcus.m...@wtnet.de>
Subject Re: Disposition of *.services.oo.o
Date Thu, 27 Oct 2011 23:09:26 GMT
Am 10/22/2011 12:08 PM, schrieb Marcus (OOo):
> Am 10/22/2011 01:56 AM, schrieb Marcus (OOo):
>> Am 10/22/2011 01:37 AM, schrieb Dave Fisher:
>>>
>>> On Oct 21, 2011, at 4:16 PM, Marcus (OOo) wrote:
>>>
>>>> Am 10/21/2011 08:35 PM, schrieb Dave Fisher:
>>>>> (2) downloads.services.oo.o goes away this needs attention. This is
>>>>> the major unknown.
>>>>>
>>>>> We do have a version of this page in the website migration. It is
>>>>> rather clean. I think the page handles a missing mirror brain, but I
>>>>> don't know if it handles it well. The version that was cleaned up is
>>>>> in the AOOo project svn in ooo/ooo-site/trunk/content/download/.
>>>>
>>>> Yes, the complete download method rely on a working
>>>> "download.services.oo.o" domain as here our Mirrorbrain instance is
>>>> running to do the loadbalancing for download requests.
>>>>
>>>> As it wasn't accepted to bring this into the podling as another
>>>> software service, we have to find another solution.
>>>>
>>>> 1) As short term solution we could switch to a system that we were
>>>> allowed to use as backup for any outages we had at Sun/Oracle times.
>>>>
>>>> This system is running on "www.mirrorbrain.org" and is hosted and
>>>> serviced by Peter Poeml. As long as the "download.openoffice.org"
>>>> host is still working there shouldn't be bigger problems if we could
>>>> use the backup system.
>>>>
>>>> I'll ask him if it's OK to rely this time a bit longer as long as we
>>>> have not a long term solution (see other mail).
>>>>
>>>> 2) It seems to be time to connect to the ASF system to do software
>>>> downloads. However, AFAIK we have the problem that the ASF is very
>>>> likely not willing to host pre-ASF releases of OOo within their
>>>> mirror network.
>>>>
>>>> Nevertheless we need to prepare our download webpages for the ASF
>>>> method when we will have ready our first AOO release.
>>>
>>> It may be that we can use the ASF method of picking mirrors to select
>>> from the current list of OOo mirrors.
>>
>> I've not yet tested which ASF mirrors already provide also OOo install
>> sets. Or how to change the script, so that it accepts also other mirrors.
>>
>> And the "http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi" script has to be tweaked,
>> so that it provides the suitable mirror *and* link to the OOo install
>> set. Only a link to the closest mirror is not enough for end-users.
>>
>> A lot to do. However, for me this seems to be the long term solution.
>>
>> BTW:
>> Here's the list of all OOo mirrors:
>> http://download.services.openoffice.org/mirrors/all.html
>
> There is another host inside the *.services.oo.o domain. It's working as
> FTP master server for the complete mirror network. A few big mirrors
> sync from this master server to keep up-to-date with the release builds.
> All other mirrors are sync'ing from these few big ones.
>
> I don't know exactly but it could happen that the release builds get
> deleted because the master server is no longer reachable.
>
> I'll send a message to the old distribution.mirrors@, so that all mirror
> admins are warned that the master server will be shutdown and they
> should make sure that the OOo directory tree doesn't get deleted when
> the rsync job starts to fails next week.
>
> Hopefully this will still reach enough mirror admins to keep the mirror
> network stable somehow to satisfy future download requests.
>
> Marcus

So far one 1 mirror admin in Switzerland had some doubts to keep the 
mirror alive but I hope to convinced him to do so. No feedback from others.

Lets cross our fingers that enough mirrors will stay in the game.

Marcus

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