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From hc <ha...@towardex.com>
Subject Re: Heads up...
Date Thu, 05 Dec 2002 22:44:00 GMT
Okay, got it. Thanks for clarifying


Andrew Kenna wrote:

>>>From my understanding of Justin's email... The ASF is not looking for
>people to mirror the apache web sites so change your rsync script to
>point fo apache-dist as this is specific to the distributions directory
>on the apache server.
>Then under distributions you can either all or or ignore the following
>drwxr-xr-x    2 root     root         4096 May 30  2002 CVS
>-rw-r--r--    1 root     root          532 May 30  2002 HEADER.html
>drwxr-xr-x    5 root     root         4096 Nov 28 19:23 ant
>drwxr-xr-x    5 root     root         4096 Sep 12 11:11 apr
>drwxr-xr-x    9 root     root         4096 Oct 20 10:47 httpd
>drwxr-xr-x    2 root     root         4096 Oct  5  2001 jakarta
>drwxr-xr-x    2 root     root         4096 Oct  5  2001 java
>drwxr-xr-x    2 root     root         4096 Aug 21 16:37 perl
>drwxr-xr-x    2 root     root         4096 Mar 20  2001 tcl
>drwxr-xr-x    3 root     root         4096 Dec  6 07:25 xml
>The above is a directory copy+paste from my local mirror which currently
>reflects everything in the apache-dist module.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: hc [mailto:haesu@towardex.com] 
>Sent: Friday, 6 December 2002 9:30 AM
>To: mirrors@apache.org
>Subject: Re: Heads up...
>Okay.. Iknow that apache-dist serves all distribution files, etc.. But 
>just out of curiosity.. what purpose does apache-site module serve now??
>B/c so far I noticed that apache-site module also downloads all of 
>distribution files.. Is apache-site module now deprecated, or does it 
>still maintain something, but just the web site only?
>    -hc
>Andrew Kenna wrote:
>>I'm updating my mirror now to include all the new stuff in apache-dist
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Justin Erenkrantz [mailto:jerenkrantz@apache.org]
>>Sent: Friday, 6 December 2002 8:36 AM
>>To: mirrors@apache.org
>>Subject: Heads up...
>>Just a heads-up to all of the mirror maintainers that we're starting
>>to see some adoption by the Jakarta and XML ASF projects into placing 
>>their files in the apache-dist rsync module.  Previously, you may 
>>have rsynced from jakarta-site or other modules.  We're going to try 
>>to consolidate what we want our mirrors to offer under the 
>>apache-dist module.  This should ease the configuration burden on 
>>mirrors.  (As a point of policy, we're not going to want mirrors of 
>>the actual websites for the forseeable future.)
>>Therefore, you may start to see some large rsync jobs coming your way
>>soon as each project moves their files over.  Furthermore, we're 
>>going to be encouraging more use of the mirrors on our web sites. 
>>This will take some time to complete the transition, but hopefully, 
>>we're starting to see real progress.
>>Our goal is to offload as much of the download traffic as we can to
>>your sites.  If this is going to be a problem, let us know and we'll 
>>remove you from our mirrors listing.  We realize that we haven't been 
>>efficiently using our mirrors in the past, but we're going to be 
>>asking more of your sites now.  Of course, we hope you will continue 
>>to act as official ASF mirrors.  And, thanks for helping us out!
>>Also, I've been informed that there are some mirrors that are not
>>picking up these recent changes.  You should now have a ant directory 
>>in your local mirror.  If you do not have that directory, please 
>>check up on your rsync processes.  If you need further assistance, 
>>reply to this list and we can help you out.
>>Thanks!  -- justin

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