On Wed, Jun 30, 1999 at 01:09:54PM +1200, Simon Blake wrote:
On Wed, 30 Jun 1999, Sid Jones wrote:
Joe Abley wrote:
> ftp.debian.org:/debian (6M without potato)
Consider filtering the source distribution, and maybe some of the
more arcane architiectures - currently we carry slink and potato for i386
and sparc, and the archive is only 3.6Gb
Aah, good one. I'll do some trimming.
<abject grovel follows>
Joe, if you have disk space problems (rather than bandwidth/cost issues),
would you consider running a private FTP proxy for other sites doing
MmmMMMmmMm! Are you asking for free off-peak transit? I will check
with the commerical people :) :)
You're more than welcome to update your mirror from ftp.clear.net.nz
before you update it from the US -- that should cut down your bills
(to zero, assuming we're both mirroring a similar amount of stuff).
Our mirror updates more-or-less all day on a rolling basis, but its
international traffic is de-prioritised which means it updates more
quickly at night than it does during the day.
The Citylink server has always been only a few strokes
cost cutters pen from oblivion - we'd happily fess up with the disk space
for a full Debian mirror if we didn't have to pay some fairly hefty
traffic bills. You could limit access by time and source/dest IP to avoid
I think the concept of you buying disk for us is interesting :) If you're
serious, I can get a quote for some NetApp disk for you, which you can
keep telehoused for $0/month in one of our filers.
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