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Re: [opensuse] What happened to the mirror?
  • From: Greg Freemyer <greg.freemyer@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2010 17:01:30 -0400
  • Message-id: <AANLkTi=VEY29NR3hj+mVJEQJ2XOxLeK17nW1ERZee=a8@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 3:51 PM, Ken Schneider - openSUSE
<suse-list3@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 09/15/2010 01:46 PM, David C. Rankin pecked at the keyboard and wrote:
On 09/15/2010 01:47 AM, Will Stephenson wrote:
So who wants to help us get more US mirrors set up?


If I knew any institutional guys, I'd be glad to beg for space and
bandwidth. Unfortunately, I don't and I doubt my home 33K up would help :p

You guys that work for companies that have excess bandwidth, it never
hurts to approach the decision makers and propose a mirror. Especially
if the company relies on openSuSE in anyway - they would have their very
own mirror - or however you can think of to approach the issue. Worse
they can say is - No.

How much space is needed? Some hosting companies tout 150GB and
unlimited bandwidth for around $5.00 a month and unlimited space at $7.

Ken Schneider
SuSe since Version 5.2, June 1998

I've tried a couple of those low cost vendors.

I would expect a usable opensuse mirror to provide multiple GBs/hr of
bandwidth minimum.

My experience is vendors of this type provide Hours / GB of bandwidth.
(ie. the reciprocal of what we need.)

Even SpiderOak whom opensuse is now partnering with in some way is
only offering about half a GB/hr of bandwidth or less. (I have 300GB+
at SpiderOak and it took weeks of 24hr/day traffic to get it there.)

I earlier used Dreamhost. It took several months to upload a similar
amount of data to them.

Greg Freemyer
Head of EDD Tape Extraction and Processing team
Litigation Triage Solutions Specialist
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