Querying on mirroring FreeBSD Web and FTP sites in UK academic site.
Thu Sep 23 18:14:56 BST 1999
On Thu, Sep 23, 1999 at 05:25:22PM +0100, Lachlan Cranswick wrote:
> (a resend hopefully to a more appropriate list)
> To promote FreeBSD around here for hacker resistant servers (crystallographic
> and scientific labs mainly) I would like to create a mirror of the FreeBSD
> web and ftp sites. (my server at the moment is an SGI running IRIX 6.5.x)
> freebsd.ccp14.ac.uk (also aliased to freebsd.dl.ac.uk)
Ok, t'would be nicer if it was a FreeBSD machine :).
> I have found the web-based mirrored information but cannot
> seem to find the ftp based mirroring information. Is doing
> FTP based mirroring of the FTP site considered sociable or
> is there a page describing this as well?
Feel free to mirror from ftp.uk.freebsd.org if you wish, with a not
antisocial update frequency.
> Would it be possible that the Website (and hopefully the
> FTP site) could also be mirrorable using the RSYNC program
> which only needs a C compiler to get going. (My web-server
> at the moment is an SGI O2 and previous experiences
> with Modula and IRIX have not been positive)
I used to pull the FreeBSD UK Web mirror with rsync, but that
was switched off a while ago and replaced with cvsup. I suppose
you could use anonymous cvs to pull off anoncvs.freebsd.org.
Can you compile the 'cvs' program on your server?
Does anyone know whether the /www tree is available with anoncvs?
> PS: Have written some pages on FreeBSD at:
> Creating Highly Secure Crystallographic network/internet
> servers using the freely available BSD UNIX(s) for PC
> The FreeBSD install and configuration is definitely top stuff
> compared to other UNIXs.
This site is great - Lee a link from the ukug web site wouldn't
go amiss, maybe a new section for uk freebsd sites?
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