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From Joshua Slive <jos...@slive.ca>
Subject Apache.org mirrors: how-to-mirror update
Date Mon, 20 Jan 2003 15:52:23 GMT
Hello mirrors,

I have made two small changes in the how-to-mirror document that you
should take note of:

1. We are now requesting that mirrors do an update-check at least once a
day.  When using rsync this should not result in any substantial increase
in bandwidth usage, but it should allow us to more effectively use our
mirrors in distributing recent releases.

2. I have added a hint on how to deal with symlinks.  Our distribution
directories make extensive use of symbolic links.  Therefore it is highly
recommended that you use the "-l" option to rsync and have an Options line
that includes SymLinksIfOwnerMatch (or FollowSymLinks).  If, for some
reason, you are not able to allow symlinks on your mirror, then please
change your rsync options to use "-L" instead of "-l".  This will create a
copy of the linked file in place of the link.

Recent tests show that the majority of mirrors are already doing both of
these things, but it would be great if you could each make a quick check
to ensure you are included.

The full document is available at



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