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IITK Linux mirror
IIT kanpur may come up with a linux mirror. I have to present a
plan to CC Head at 3pm today, and I need advice regarding the same.
Here are some questions in my mind, Kindly be prompt with your
suggestions. Also give as many as advices you can regarding this.
1. Should it be on http or ftp?
We want that there should be no connection hijacking using
2. What all should we mirror?
We can't start with mirroring everything. I have plans for RH,
Mandrake, kernel. Need suggestions regarding the others. Also Suggest
the approx amount of Diskspace needed for this.
3. How do we restrict the bandwidth/no of users?
We have 2 leased lines of 2mbps each. We would want to restrict
the max bandwidth so that the users in IITK are not affected. Bandwidth
issue is one of the main concerns here.
4. How often do we need to update the mirror?
I think we would have to use rsync for updating. Any ideas?
5. Would it be really easy and fast for people to download from iitk
mirror rather than downloading from US?
Waiting for your suggestions.
#!!! If anything can go wrong, _FIX_ it. (To hell with MURPHY)
Ajay kumar Dwivedi