Subject: Re: Userland utility to update the mirrors list
To: Liam J. Foy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Rui Paulo <rpaulo@NetBSD.org>
Date: 06/30/2005 18:54:14
On 2005.06.30 18:50:53 +0000, Liam J. Foy wrote:
> On Thu(30)/Jun/05 - , Rui Paulo wrote:
> > Hi
> > In www@ we've been discussing how a user can see what mirrors are up.
> > Simas and I talked about having a shell script under /usr/sbin a-la
> > 'download-vulnerability-list' that fetches a list of mirrors to the local
> > machine. We could, for example, use that list for randomly picking a cvs,
> > ftp, cvsup, etc, server using, maybe another shell script.
> > Also, it was suggested by Simas that we could add a daily script (I prefer
> > a monthly one) to fetch the list of mirrors. This should be off by default,
> > anyway.
> > Comments, suggestions?
> > -- Rui Paulo
> Am confused, 'up' as in working? How would these lists be generated for
> the user to download?
Yes, 'up' as in working. The lists could be generated by the www-team as we
do perodic checks on which mirrors are working or not.
-- Rui Paulo