Outage: cvsup.uk.FreeBSD.org.

Martin Hopkins martin.hopkins at insignia.com
Wed Jul 19 15:37:06 BST 2000


>>>>> "Brian" == Brian Somers <brian at Awfulhak.org> writes:

    >> On Wed, Jul 19, 2000 at 01:44:43PM +0100, Brian Somers wrote:
    >> > Perhaps the simplest load-balancing trick would be to make cvsup.* 
    >> > into changing CNAMEs and have cvsup?.* fixed as they are currently ?  
    >> > That way, people that don't care and run cvsup infrequently can just 
    >> > use cvsup, whereas people who care could figure out which cvsup?.* 
    >> > they actually want to use....
    >> 
    >> Not until jdp fixes cvsup/cvsupd to avoid backing out of patches.
    >> At the moment it you cvsup from a server that's out of date cvsup
    >> will back the changes out.  Once jdp's fixed this we can cluster
    >> cvsup servers, but not before.

    Brian> Yes, I'm aware of this (remember the conversations in Newcastle?).  
    Brian> That's why I suggested that cvsup.* be the only moving target - to 
    Brian> catch all of the people that go no further than picking the right 
    Brian> country.  It would be nice to encourage people to ``pick a random 
    Brian> server'' rather than ``pick the first server'', but I guess this 
    Brian> half-baked solution would just result in everyone picking cvsup1.

 > Parsing supfile "/usr/local/etc/cvs-supfile"
 > Looking up address of cvsup2.uk.FreeBSD.org
 > Looking up address of cvsup2.uk.FreeBSD.org (retry 1)
 > Connecting to cvsup2.uk.FreeBSD.org
 > Connected to cvsup2.uk.FreeBSD.org
 > Server software version: REL_16_1
 > Negotiating file attribute support
 > Exchanging collection information
 > Establishing multiplexed-mode data connection
 > Running

I'm perfectly happy with the performance of cvsup2.uk.FreeBSD.org
a.k.a storm - thanks Brian!
 
    Brian> I'll go away now...

Before you go... one more question... anyone know of any work being
done on an IrDA stack for FreeBSD?

Brian, come back... (or do we need to resort to Guiness bribes).

Martin





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