Subject: Re: ..and use mirrors! (was Re: current anoncvs machine needs a ticket to the moon)
To: Jeff Rizzo <>
From: matthew sporleder <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/13/2005 11:24:18
Has anyone ever considered setting up a rolling mirror for these guys?
 I'm not sure if these are accomplished with DNS, or what, but they
work like this: would randomly redirect you to one of many mirrors
and, that way, distribute load a little better.

Although I've never been a huge fan of using DNS as a load-balancer,
it might be helpful.  I'm pretty sure the fink project uses something
like this.

On 6/12/05, Jeff Rizzo <> wrote:
> S.P.Zeidler wrote:
> >I don't know about you, I for one am royally peeved by this hardware
> >and think it has to go. Since The NetBSD Foundation is probably not
> >exactly wallowing in money, I've furthered this opinion with a donation
> >to TNF for this purpose (paypal willing/working).
> >
> >If all you out there that use anoncvs just throw a fiver or tenner into
> >that hat (no matter what currency :) too, TNF should be able to at least
> >get the mainboard replaced with something that doesn't have bit rot.
> >
> >
> Whereas I heartily agree that as soon as financially possible the
> machine needs replacing, I would like to take this opportunity to
> encourage people to use mirrors whenever possible.  It's true that
> sometimes they get out of sync or have other issues, but most of the
> time it's better than not being available at all.  :-)
> I can. of course, only vouch for the one I maintain
> (, but by and large, mirror maintainers work hard
> to make sure this service is available and to help offload the Project's
> servers - use them!
> For those who need a reminder of how to switch to a different repository
> with CVS (admittedly, it's not real intuitive) I usually do something
> like the following:
> % echo >/tmp/Root
> % find /usr/src /usr/pkgsrc -name Root -exec cp /tmp/Root {} \;
> +j