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From Scott Kveton <kve...@oregonstate.edu>
Subject Re: cvs commit: site/xdocs/dev mirrors.xml
Date Wed, 27 Nov 2002 23:29:43 GMT
> o bandwidth
> 
> o ability to carry a complete mirror - e.g about 15G of disk space
>   to cover every apache project ?  plus the daily updates that entails.
>
> o ability to refresh more than daily - perhaps to implement a ssh
>   based signalling system similar to that in use by gnome and other
>   projects, to pull updates when they are in place on the master site
> 
> o ability to act as a propagation server - e.g running rsync for
>   other downstream mirrors
> 
> o responsiveness of admin contact required to deal with mirror
>   issues

I'll second all of Jason's points.
 
> > C) Restrict the number of mirrors in each country to say 4
> 
> 4 might be a bit small, but i guess there might be some policy there.  in the
> US it might make sense to have 15 mirrors.  in australia 6.  in Tibet, 2.  it
> would be a (clearly understood) function of network and demand (number of
> internet users) in that region.

I think 4 is pretty arbitrary ... how do we keep the 4 best mirrors?  I
don't think you should have a million mirrors; keep it as several
high-quality mirrors ... of course how do you make sure they are high
quality?

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