Mirror Site Requirements - Final Draft?

João Carlos Mendes Luís jonny at jonny.eng.br
Sun Jul 27 13:44:48 PDT 2003

Simon L. Nielsen wrote:

> On 2003.07.27 15:27:24 -0400, Ken Smith wrote:
>>Requirements of all Mirror Sites
> [CUT]
>>4) Directory archive sits in is /pub/FreeBSD.
> At least ftp9.freebsd.org doesn't do this... Is it that important, since
> the FreeBSD mirror directory is mentioned in the Handbook?

It's important.  Think sysinstall...

> I can see the benefit for users from having all mirrors having the
> /pub/FreeBSD directory, but some large mirrors might like to subdivide
> their mirrors and it would be a shame to disqualify them on this reason
> alone.

There are large mirrors that use this structure without problems.  And 
you could always use symbolic links, if needed.


João Carlos Mendes Luís - Networking Engineer - jonny at jonny.eng.br
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