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Month: December 2014

Re: [trinity-devel] Previous TDE review

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2014 20:58:37 -0600
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> On Monday 15 December 2014 15:23:42 you wrote:
>> On Mon December 15 2014 15:18:38 Timothy Pearson wrote:
>> > As far as I know this has been resolved with the new mirroring system.
>> Kuiper seems to have stopped updating many days ago.  Copernicus
>> then updated for a while but hasn't as far as I can see updated
>> in at least three days.  It seems to have roughly 26% of R14 final
>> but it doesn't seem to be used by the redirector.
>> (I have not seen nightly builds being mirrored so I don't know
>> why is no longer updating.)
>> Consequently significant portions of each install are served
>> from the master server at lower speeds over the congested uplink.
>> I've seen downloads from the master server at reasonable speeds
>> but I've too often seen them crawling at 8KBps.
>> In short the new system seems to be reliable but slow for regular
>> installs and upgrades.  When R14 Final attracts more downloaders
>> I would expect further declines in download speeds.  Meanwhile
>> for those of us who need to create local partial mirrors the new
>> mirroring system is unusable until a complete and consistent
>> mirror forms.
>> --Mike
> How about making usbkeys available with a mirror on it . For Debian, top
> level
> of /debian would be nice.
> You can get smaller sized usbkeys at Amazon, 8gb for $5, not sure how much
> I
> would pay for this service is worth something though.
> "Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of tapes"
> --
> Peace,
> Greg M
> Archive SCC

This is a good idea; even better would be a TDE branded drive if they
could be obtained cheaply.  I know some fundraising ideas were bantered
about earlier, then they died as I didn't have the time to look into them.
 I should resurrect those ideas. :-)

Would $15 + shipping be acceptable for a full Debian/Ubuntu mirror on a
USB key?

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