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Re: InstantMirror needs a rethink

Le samedi 26 janvier 2008 à 19:47 -0500, Jeffrey Tadlock a écrit :
> On Jan 23, 2008 7:02 PM, Warren Togami <wtogami redhat com> wrote:
> > Today InstantMirror is pretty useful for home and small office mirrors,
> > but its limitations make it unsustainable without manual intervention of
> > the sysadmin.

> At some point, a place that runs into some of the issues you outlined
> will have outgrown InstantMirror and want to move to a more
> traditional rsync'ed local mirror. 

Most places will have a transparent proxy with no additionnal Linux or
RH-specific setup. Instantmirror or rsync local mirrors assume the
infrastructure is designed around Fedora, when in fact Fedora installs
have often started unofficially bottom up. It is critical for Fedora
market penetration that those initial stealth installations go well
without someone bothering the IT teams with them (because their first
reaction will be to ban anything unofficial that gives them more work).

Therefore, efforts to create the perfect Fedora-specific mirroring setup
fall IMHO wide of the mark. A less-than-perfect system that works as-is
with existing infrastructure without any specific setup is much more

Nicolas Mailhot

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