Subject: Re: My cvs update just took 11:57 (12 hours!)
To: None <>
From: Sean Davis <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/06/2004 18:30:21
On Fri, Feb 06, 2004 at 10:34:22PM +0100, Christian Biere wrote:
> Sean Davis wrote:
> > > I don't understand why people want to use the main server at all.
> > > The mirrors are usually much faster (that's even more true for ftp).
> > Usually? I've never seen a mirror be faster than anoncvs since they
> > upgraded.
> For me that is. YMMV. It's obvious that this depends on your location
> and your ISP resp. their peering. BTW, it's not possible that the
> server decides the zip level i.e., enforces -z3, is it? Does it matter
> for ssh?

I'm pretty sure it matters with ssh, because (unless I am mistaken) the
compression is done by cvs, not ssh (although, ssh could be doing
compression too, depending on the configuration, of course)
As for the server enforcing a certain compression level, I think that would
require modification of the cvs server bits. But, I've been told by multiple
NetBSD people that higher than -z3 isn't polite to the server's cpu anyway


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