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Re: InstantMirror Redesign / current best /simplest way to achieve

On Tue, Jul 8, 2008 at 10:14 AM, Warren Togami <wtogami redhat com> wrote:
> Suren Karapetyan wrote:
>> On Tue, 2008-07-08 at 23:08 +1000, David Timms wrote:
>>> A long, long time ago, Kulbir Saini wrote:
>>>>         Thank a lot for noting down all those points. They helped me to
>>>> have
>>>> a more clear idea of InstantMirror. And thanks for the encouragement
>>>> as well :)
>>> Hi, wondering what is considered _the_ current approach for making an
>>> internal Fedora proxy mirror ?
>>> Does the MirrorManager 0.4 code actually work, eg for 5 PC's ?
>>> Did something else {other than full rsync mirroring} emerge to solve this
>>> type of problem ?
>>> I was wondering if an automated way to get the clients to use the proxy /
>>> cache would by to implement dns entries for the real yum server names, that
>>> point to your internal ~mirror server; and hence bypass requiring individual
>>> machine proxy setup ?
>>> Regards, DaveT.
>> Even with all it's weeknesses InstantMirror could be used with
>> MirrorManager to do transparent caching/mirroring...
>> Take a system with enough HDD space, install instantmirror,
>> go to mirror manager admin page, create a new site, add your ips, and
>> the mirror.
>> The get the mirror reporting script and make it run with cron :)
>> It isn't perfect but it's much berrer than nothing
> I personally use squid in reverse proxy mode instead of InstantMirror. The
> main drawback of squid is the cache cannot be shared for other protocols
> (like rsync), but it is otherwise better because it handles cleanup and
> respects whatever maximum amount of storage you set. InstantMirror will keep
> growing and growing until it exhausts all space.  InstantMirror also poorly
> handles concurrent clients.

I wanted to try InstantMirror, but was in a rush. I just used a basic
squid setup.

Are their any advantages of using it as a reverse mirror vs. regular
squid usage?

Arthur Pemberton

Fedora 7 : sipping some of that moonshine
( www.pembo13.com )

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