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Re: Metalink support



On Fri, 14 Mar 2008, Bram Neijt wrote:
>
> Well, I've given it some thought and I think the following set-up
> might be a good idea:
> Once a month or just when you guys feel like it, run a small spider on
> the main mirroring server that generated .metalink files for every ISO
> image that has a SHA1SUMS file which mentions it's SHA1SUM. The spider
> can get the mirror list from parsing the MirrorManager page (public
> list if needed).
>
> That would give a light-weight and simple system which would easily
> allow for metalinks to be generated. I could write something like this
> in the public domain in a language of your choice (Ruby, Python, C++,
> Bash, SH, Make).
>
> Would something like that be possible for the current infrastucture?
> Would that be possible?
>

I've got to admit I'm not keen on anything here that doesn't start and end
on our own servers.  In what way, exactly, would this benefit Fedora?

	-Mike


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