[tex-live] mirroring the texlive archive/ selectively

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Thu Sep 18 12:33:31 CEST 2008

Ivan Shmakov <ivan at theory.asu.ru> wrote:

>  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.

hah!  cambridge already has that, and it causes no end of trouble

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



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