It's time for 5.1-R bits
l.ertl at univie.ac.at
Thu Jun 5 11:08:45 PDT 2003
On Thu, 5 Jun 2003, Scott Long wrote:
> i386 and pc98 bits for 5.1-R are ready to go online. Alpha and sparc64
> will happen over the next 2 days. We are scheduled to make the
> announcement and press release on Monday, June 9. So, it's time to
> decide on how to push out the bits to the mirrors without allowing
> public access, how to quickly grant public access, and what, if
> anything, should be done about BitTorrent.
Isn't it a little bit late for that release?
> 1. Distributing to the mirrors. The easiest approach seems to be
> to use a permission setting of 0660 on the files and 0770 on the
> directories. However, this will exclude the second-tier mirrors
> that mirror off of others using anonymous access. What should be
> done about this?
Hmmm... running a second dedicated rsyncd on a different port, where only
mirrors have access to and which runs as a different user?
> 2. Granting anonymous access. If I publish an exact time, will
> everyone be able to tweak their mirrors by hand? If not, will
> rsync'ing the permission change be fast enough and not eat up too
> much bandwidth?
I guess that shouldn't be a problem.
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