portsnap mirror glitches

Colin Percival cperciva at freebsd.org
Sat Feb 6 15:16:46 UTC 2010

Hi all,

Last night portsnap1 and portsnap2 broke under the combined load of the recent
ports mega-commit and a broken SSH firewalling script (mea culpa...).  When I
woke up this morning they both had load averages of 300+ and couldn't fork to
allow me to log in. :-(

I've brought portsnap1 back online, and I'm currently waiting for portsnap2 to
be rebooted (no remote power on that box); in the mean time, if you run into
problems using portsnap2, try adding '-s portsnap1.freebsd.org' to force that
(hopefully working) mirror to be used.

Colin Percival
Security Officer, FreeBSD | freebsd.org | The power to serve
Founder / author, Tarsnap | tarsnap.com | Online backups for the truly paranoid

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