[Dev] Requirements for an (European) mirror?

Nicolás Reynolds fauno at kiwwwi.com.ar
Tue Nov 29 18:04:40 GMT 2011

El 29/11/11 06:28, Johannes Krampf dijo:
> 2011/11/29 Michał Masłowski <mtjm at mtjm.eu>:
> >> I'm interested in setting up a mirror for Parabola in Europe.
> >
> > Our current mirror (repo.parabolagnulinux.org) is hosted in the UK, so
> > it's probably near.
> >
> >> Fauno told me in IRC that I should expect about 100GB of disk space,
> >> but he never managed to summon n1md4 while I was online, who might
> >> know about the traffic requirements.
> >>
> >> Does anyone know how much traffic should be expected for a Parabola mirror?
> >
> > Probably only n1md4 knows this.
> Thanks for your answer Michal. Do you think it would make sense to set
> up a third mirror (in Europe)?
> I got the idea because there are only two mirrors in my mirrorlist and
> I got "slow" downloads (1-2MB/s instead of 8 or 9) at my location in
> Southern Switzerland.
> When I had a look at server prices, I found a reasonable 50€/month
> offer [1] with 100MBit/s until 10TB transfer per month which I would
> be willing to donate. But since I never worked with a downloading
> server before, I have no idea what requirements a mirror has.
> Nicolás: ifconfig will also show the transfered bytes since the last
> reboot, this might help to get an rough estimate.


Nicolás Reynolds,
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