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From: Karl Berry
Subject: [Savannah-hackers-public] mirroring mailing list
Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2009 00:11:42 GMT

In case anyone here is interested.

Date: Fri, 11 Dec 2009 16:50:38 -0500
     Subject: Invitation to mailing list about mirror issues
  Requestors: address@hidden

Hi GNU web- (& mirror-) master,

may I invite you to join the mailing list address@hidden  
Sinceever I found that there is no common forum for mirror admins and  
mirror infrastructure maintainers to discuss mirror issues on a  
general level, I wish to establish such a place.

There are only the project-wide mirror lists - but none where  
everybody is present. As a result, issues tend to be discussed only in  
the respective "mirror communities"; for instance,
* there is an interesting discussion about a mirror hierarchy on the  
CentOS mirror mailing list.
* Other example, on the OpenOffice mirror mailing list people discuss  
about securing a mirror system.
* I currently would like to discuss the merits of mirror selection by  
geographic coordinates.

All these topics would better fit in one shared forum where all the  
folks are present. There are enough topics in that everybody is  
interested I think. What do you think?

I think that the following subjects could be interesting:

* discuss mirror selection schemes so it fits users, mirrors, content  
providers alike
* share hard-to-aquire insights about how the Internet works in  
different parts of the world, and about network "anomalies" (e.g.  
satellite links, or remote regions)
* discuss, enhance and fine-tune geolocation
* discuss new variants of geolocation, using IPv6 and 32-bit ASNs
* share the experience collected in implementing mirror infrastructures
* foster collaboration
* avoid duplication of efforts
* develop best practices for running mirrors: tuning servers as  
download servers (high througput, large files) and how to limit abuse  
(DoS protection)
* discuss how to best sync content out to a mirror hiearchy
* develop better load balancing and mirror monitoring
* coordinate release days to avoid spikes by conflicts
but there could be more.

The mirror admins already connect to many mirror communities through  
their respective mailing lists, but that's distributed over a number  
of mailing lists, and the mirror infrastructure maintainers don't  
connect among themselves yet.

Now, it takes a bit to get this new community started: at first,  
there's nobody... but, the list has 13 subscribers at the moment, and  
you could be number 14 :-) I think, once more involved people are  
there, there is a good chance that it becomes really interesting.

To subscribe, send a mail containing "subscribe discuss" in the body  
to: address@hidden
(There'll be an initial delay due to greylisting.)


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free to post it on your mirror mailing list!

Thank you!

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