[tex-live] mirroring the texlive archive/ selectively
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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