[tex-live] mirroring the texlive archive/ selectively

Ivan Shmakov ivan at theory.asu.ru
Thu Sep 18 11:05:41 CEST 2008

>>>>> "RF" == Robin Fairbairns <Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk> writes:

 KB> Looks reasonable to me.  I suspect rsync would be faster than wget.

 IS> Using rsync will be a whole lot better (besides, it has --filter=
 IS> as well.)  Thanks, for I never knew that CTAN mirrors support
 IS> rsync!

 RF> not all ctan mirrors do.  the main ctan sites offer rsync (we are
 RF> changing over to use it between the ctan nodes), but (short of
 RF> actually trying) i wouldn't know how to check whether a particular
 RF> mirror does.  (it will no doubt be in the mirror database, but i
 RF> seldom deal with that.)

	Indeed.  It might make a sense to introduce per-protocol domain
	names, like http.mirror.ctan.org, rsync.mirror.ctan.org, etc.

	For now, I've chosen a single mirror that does.

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