Portsnap is now in the base system

Alec Berryman alec at thened.net
Tue Aug 9 17:58:07 GMT 2005

Ion-Mihai Tetcu on 2005-08-09 20:51:34 +0300:

> Colin Percival <cperciva at freebsd.org> wrote:
> > 
> > Once I've ironed out all the bugs in the building and mirroring, I'll
> > make that code available via the projects repository.
> Could you make it a port (or even import it in the base since the
> client is now there) ? Or else could we find a way to securely mirror
> your server ? I think we might be interested to have a local mirror on
> our user-group rofug.ro server.

There was quite a bit of discussion about this sort of thing on freebsd-arch@;
you may want to check it out.  Because portsnap works over HTTP, you could set
up a caching proxy and save cycles by not recreating the snapshots yourself.
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