[Dev] mirror redirector!

fauno fauno at endefensadelsl.org
Sun Dec 27 18:28:17 GMT 2015

Michał Masłowski <mtjm at mtjm.eu> writes:

>> this is just a proof a concept, do not use!  it can be safer, for
>> example never issuing redirects for database files, so if they're
>> missing for some reason, people doesn't get an update full of unfree
>> things.
> The same problem occurs when dbscripts fail.

i fixed this a few months ago

>> what do you think?  this would save a lot of mirroring space we could
>> use for other stuff, but i'm not sure if it qualifies as "fully hosted"
>> as per FSDG.
> Providing a redirector pointing to Parabola mirrors is surely ok and
> would solve some problems (e.g. users reporting issues for already fixed
> problems while using outdated mirrors, mirror providers reporting too
> high/too low bandwidth use).

yes, but in that case we still need to host everything and have mirrors,
and this would only be a redirector like debian's.

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