Querying on mirroring FreeBSD Web and FTP sites in UK academic site.
Thu Sep 23 20:15:09 BST 1999
> > 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 :).
Throwing 5K worth of SGI into the local canel without doing the
appropriate paperwork could raise a few eyebrows.
> > 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.
Perhaps it might be better if I mirror off the HENSA/Mirror.ac.uk area
and also not bite off more than I can chew. 50 Gig of Hard-disk does not
seem to get you all that far these days(?).
If I didn't mention this before (is a reply to Paul Osbourne that I
thought was going to the list), another impetus for this is due to
installation of a firewall and the desirability of having local
installation of operating systems (redhat Linux is the one
everyone wants - but would like to have some competition side
by side - Debian Linux and FreeBSD) - which also gets around
internet/Janet links that can be less than nice during the day.
> 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?
Will look into this.
Lachlan M. D. Cranswick
Collaborative Computational Project No 14 (CCP14)
for Single Crystal and Powder Diffraction
Daresbury Laboratory, Warrington, WA4 4AD U.K
Tel: +44-1925-603703 Fax: +44-1925-603124
E-mail: l.cranswick at dl.ac.uk Ext: 3703 Room C14
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