[Mageia-discuss] Mirror infrastructure setup

Olivier Thauvin nanardon at nanardon.zarb.org
Sat Oct 2 18:53:46 CEST 2010


I do plan to start to setup the mirror infrastructure this week, even some part
will be temporary. Here the plan for comment and review.

1) Seting up rsync.mageia.org
We don't have yet the server installed and ready (the sys admin is still working
on this and I guess they will do a good work.
So I'll setup somewhere a basic and mostly empty tree with some reference files.
Over the tree I'll setup an rsync share, access restricted by IP (eg the tree
must accessible only by Tier1 mirrors).

2) Mirrors list
I'll setup the promise web application (probably on distrib-coffee at time) + an
svn read-only access to the code. The application is still limited, not
beautifull but it can do the job of registering mirrors properly.

3) Our First Tier1 (distrib-coffee)
Can be done only when rsync.mageia.org is setup (even temporary), I'll fully
setup distrib-coffee to provide the full mageia tree.
When this step will be done:
- we'll be able to distribute small file massivelly if need
- I'll be able to provide an alive mirror tree, so we'll can discuss the tree
- anyone wanting to do its own mirror will be able 'pre' setup it over this
  first Tier1 and registering it on the web application
- we'll have a real testing mirror structure.

BTW: finding other Tier1 mirrors is still in progress.

4) Documentation
During the setup I'll write a documentation about how to properly do a Mageia
Mirror. This documentation will be addressed to anyone wanting to do a _public_
mirror with the rules to have officially validated.
I suggest having this documentation as text file at the top of mirror tree. This
make faster to find as the first thing a mirror admin look is the mirror tree.
This does not deny to reference it on Wiki.

Once each step is done I'll send mail with the progress and all informations
you can need to give feedback.

About the mirror directories structure: I'll start another thread for this
subject, so please be patient.

Do you have comment or proposal about this process ?


Olivier Thauvin
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