Finding Indian mirrors for Fedora
sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Fri Nov 2 15:05:00 UTC 2007
Saurabh Jain (सौरभ जैन) wrote:
> Hi folks
> 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
We have been in touch with the administrator who is been working on
getting this into the Fedora public mirror list.
> 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.
True and we have been getting more mirrors as a result.
> 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.
Sure. Keep us updated on the progress.
Another interesting option
> is to host India-specific ISO torrents, though the efficacy of that is
I have been looking at having an Indian specific site for Fedora
Project. We could certainly host a torrent mirror.
> Happy to see a Fedora India list. Easier to join a list than to get
> PGP signatures and join the Fedora Project wiki.
We are working on making this a click through process. Waiting on a new
moin release upstream for that as indicated in
Welcome to Fedora India.
More information about the Fedora-india