[arch-dev-public] Arch mirrors (discuss)

eliott eliott at cactuswax.net
Fri Sep 28 16:00:58 EDT 2007

Ok. Starting a new thread for some discussion.

Roman did great work generating an up to date mirror list.

I changed the "get arch" page to a layout more conducive to "new users".
In doing so, I realized that the focus of that page is for downloading
ISOs (eg. Getting arch).

I think I am going to change the layout a bit, and link directly to
the /iso/ folder on the mirrors listed. I am going to incorporate the
changes roman made, regarding mirrors, and only include those that
offer isos *in that page*.

This leads me to an interesting suggestion. Should be create a page
with an more official list of mirrors, and list only teir1 mirrrors
(those that we allow rysnc from on gerolde)?
We can list the top level http, ftp, and rsync locations for those
servers (if they have them). We can then link to the Wiki for "teir2"
mirrors. Those that we do not allow direct sync from gerolde, but are
viable alternatives nonetheless. Maybe those servers sync from one of
the teir1 servers.

This should allow us to keep a handle on the teir1 servers, and whom
we allow to sync against gerolde, as well as provide a mechanism for
the community to manage the list of teir{n} servers more effectively.

Not sure how the tie-in to pacman's mirror list is going to handle
this, insofar as teir1..n mirrors.


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