Subject: Re: Inquiry re: rsync replacement
To: Michiel Buddingh' <email@example.com>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/18/2006 08:23:42
On Tue, 18 Apr 2006, Michiel Buddingh' wrote:
> A final question is wether there's really any pressing need
> for a BSD-licensed rsync replacement. NetBSD has sup and
> mtree in base, which provide for much of rsync's functionality,
> if not its performance.
Can you point us to some example usage? Or can you provide some examples
here of using sup and mtree to replace rsync?
> Unless I'm mistaken, csup (http://www.mu.org/~mux/csup.html)
> provides a BSD-licenced synchronisation tool that uses the
> rsync protocol.
The csup webpage doesn't mention much about that or how it can be used.
Can you share an example of using csup as a rsync replacement?
And can you share an example of using csup to connect to a rsync server?
Or point to some docs about it?
> The rsync protocol can be improved to decrease server load, but
> unless there are sound reasons to do so, a project to write
> a replacement seems like a gigantic waste of effort to me.
I agree it is a waste of time. To me, it looks like we need documentation
and need to tell people about the alternatives.
(By the way, I think the rsync replacement was added to the list before
Jeremy C. Reed
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