Finding Indian mirrors for Fedora
Saurabh Jain (सौरभ जैन)
saurabh.jain at gmail.com
Thu Nov 1 18:17:43 UTC 2007
My first post on this list. Wanted to add to one of the topics in the archives.
IIT Madras has maintained a public mirror of Fedora for a long time.
It's not very up-to-date, but it's got ISOs, and usually gives good
Mirroring Fedora is very easy, and I think we need to promote the
concept of local mirrors in colleges and organisations. I maintain one
at home on ftp://home.saurabh.org.in/, and using reposync, it is a
piece of cake to schedule a daily cron job to synchronise. Gone are
the days when one had to rsync to download.fedora.redhat.com.
It would be great if a large Linux mirror is hosted in India at NIXI.
Charges are stiff http://nixi.in/fee.php, but donations can be raised.
I know people who know people at NIXI, so I should probably take the
initiative of going and meeting them once. Another interesting option
is to host India-specific ISO torrents, though the efficacy of that is
Happy to see a Fedora India list. Easier to join a list than to get
PGP signatures and join the Fedora Project wiki.
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