Is the server portion of freebsd-update open source?
cperciva at freebsd.org
Sat Oct 29 07:34:30 PDT 2005
> No this isn't insufficient, what is insufficient is that I currently
> can't run a local freebsd-update server. I'm quite limited by bandwidth
> here, you see. What would make more sense in my situation would be to
> have a local mirror of the 'official' freebsd-update server so that
> all of my machines can sync to that rather than all of them downloading
> over the WAN.
Go ahead. :-)
FreeBSD Update relies entirely upon static files served over HTTP, so if
you point your favourite HTTP mirroring tool at update.daemonology.net
you can create a local mirror.
Another approach which is likely to be more useful is to set up an HTTP
proxy: Since many files on the FreeBSD Update web server won't be fetched
by most systems (FreeBSD Update attempts to use binary patches, and only
falls back to fetching complete files if the patching fails), using a
caching HTTP proxy will use far less bandwidth than mirroring everything.
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