Subject: replacing sup?
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Guenther Grau <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/15/1996 18:16:08
I am just cleaning my mailbox and I found this mail.
Jordan K. Hubbard wrote to email@example.com
> freefall.FreeBSD.ORG AKA sup.FreeBSD.ORG is no longer providing sup
> services due to load problems. sup.FreeBSD.ORG now points to
> freefall still provides CVSup services as cvsup.FreeBSD.ORG and people
> are encouraged to switch. CVSup is John Polstra's far more efficient
> and powerful sup replacement utility, and a far more efficient user of
> network bandwidth. With sup, anytime someone tagged the CVS tree
> Walnut Creek CDROM's T1 line would melt down as sup stupidly
> transfered *every single file* all over again, and FreeBSD's
> increasing popularity has made that situation no longer tolerable.
> For more information on CVSup, please see:
I remember that there used to be problems with sup, esp. those mentioned
above. What do people think about a switch to CVSup? I must admit that
I am personally not running CVSup, but I haven't seen any complies from
the FreeBSD people and this mail was sent more than a month ago.
Just transfering ideas ...