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From Brian Behlendorf <br...@hyperreal.org>
Subject CVSup
Date Wed, 15 Oct 1997 07:40:59 GMT

Now that apache.org is a FreeBSD box, we are beginning to explore using a
program called "cvsup".  Its basis is a program called "sup", which
essentially works as a remote-file-synchronization program; it allows a
site to maintain a mirror of a remote file tree in a very efficient manner.
 "cvsup" is an extension of this to use a CVS tree (when it exists) to
allow for "diffs" to be sent when a file changes, rather than resending the
whole file.  Thus, all in all it would be a more bandwidth-efficient method
of updating one of your mirror sites from the source.

Is this a program you're familiar with?  Would you consider using it?  More
importantly, if anonymous FTP were to be discontinued (except for the
programs in /dist of course) would any of you *not* be able to use cvsup?

Binaries for other platforms, as well as more information, can be found at



"it's a big world, with lots of records to play."-sig   brian@hyperreal.org

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