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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] mirrors (was: tree has no patch log for version)

From: Robert Anderson
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] mirrors (was: tree has no patch log for version)
Date: 13 Sep 2003 19:01:14 -0700

On Sat, 2003-09-13 at 14:13, Robert Anderson wrote: 
> You know the mirrors of the kernel source, the GNU tools, etc?  It's
> like that.
> Typically, a mirror distributes bandwidth usage or moves bandwidth usage
> onto a more capable line.
> It can also serve the purpose of making all or some of an archive
> publicly available, by mirroring out to a reachable host (as opposed to,
> say, a home computer on a modem with no hostname).

Oh yeah, one other _huge_ use case:  making private mirrors (say, in
cron jobs) so that you get local disk access performance on "remote"


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