[Ambassadors] Fedora private mirrors for Sri Lanka

Matt Domsch matt at domsch.com
Mon Mar 31 04:48:20 UTC 2008

On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 08:54:26AM +0530, Danishka Navin wrote:
>    Hi All,
>    Currently I'm handling Free-media project for Sri Lanka, and Maintaining
>    Sinhala language for the Fedora.
>    But I relized that Free-media project is not a total solution for a
>    distribution.
>    Sometimes we are busy with our work. And the Form activation is only one
>    day per month.
>    But still Free-media project is good. But we can go ahead.
>    I have proposed to Sri Lanka Linux community to have private mirrors on
>    each and every university.
>    Its the 1st phase. As the the 2nd phase putting Fedora mirror on the Sri
>    Lanka School-net, thats is the official VPN for all the schools in Sri
>    Lanka.
>    Please provide a rough idea of space, connectivity and bandwidth assuming
>    a test case like this.
>    you host latest stable release
>    synchronize every two weeks
>    100 regular users per university

The full Fedora 8 install tree is 88GB, including the ppc arch and
debuginfo packages, which you may not need.  If only carrying i386 and
x86_64, and no debuginfo, it's 39GB.

The updates tree for Fedora 8 is another 47GB including ppc and
debuginfo, 16GB if not.

The releases tree changes only every 6 months (excluding test
releases).  The updates tree should be synced daily.

Budgeting 200GB for Fedora 9 is not too much, especially as we've been
growing the releases over time.  I expect the full install tree to be
120GB, and over time the updates tree will grow as it has with Fedora

We have no public mirrors registered for Sri Lanka, and would
appreciate having some.  We have only 2 public mirrors in India
(presumably where your users are pulling from today).

As for bandwidth required, we recommend no less than 10Mbit/sec, and
prefer 100Mbit/sec or higher if available.  Often times educational
networks will have even higher available bandwidth inside a single
university or between universities.

>    My ultimate target is to cover each and every academic and region IT
>    centers in Sri Lanka.

That would be fantastic.

>    Appreciate you earliest response.
>    Regards,
>    --
>    Danishka Navin

Fedora Mirror Wrangler

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