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Re: IITK Linux mirror

It would be really useful for people working in many companies to have it on
http, since a lot of companies generally ftp access. Maybe you could run
both, I don;t think that would cause much of a problem

----- Original Message -----
From: Dwivedi Ajay kumar <ajayd@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <linux-india-general@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2001 12:17 PM
Subject: [LIG] 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.
> 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.
> -Ajay
> --
> #!!! If anything can go wrong, _FIX_ it. (To hell with MURPHY)
> Ajay kumar Dwivedi
> ajayd@xxxxxxxxxx
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