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Re: IITK Linux mirror

|hi all,
| 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
|multipart downloads.

|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.

Add debian, cpan
About 20 Gb+
|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.

depends on which ftpd they are using.
|4. How often do we need to update the mirror?
| I think we would have to use rsync for updating. Any ideas?

24 hrs.

|5. Would it be really easy and fast for people to download from iitk
|mirror rather than downloading from US?

That depends on traceroute.

Mukund Deshmukh
Beta Computronics Pvt. Ltd.
Web Site - www.betacomp.com