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Need a guide for setting up a public mirror.

Link to this post 02 Jul 14

My employer has the bandwidth and hardware necessary to provide a public mirror for the community. While I can find distro-specific information on setting up a mirror for that distro, I'm having trouble finding anything on what I need to think about when setting up the public mirror itself.

I'm looking for guidance on how to set up http/https, ftp, rsync, and whatever else I should have available on this proposed public mirror. Hopefully under CentOS, but that I can be flexible about.

I'm mostly interested in best practices, hoping I don't miss something in creation of the public mirror.

Brig C. McCoy
Network Services Manager
Kansas City, Kansas Public Library

Link to this post 04 Jul 14

Why are you setting up a public mirror? Is it for use on your local site or do you want to provide packages on an intranet and not rely on the Internet for package download?

I have never setup a mirror but it is something to consider when you don't have the luxury of an Internet mirror. I use debian based systems.

There is a HowTo guide for setting up mirrors on the debian site. Have a look at this documentation to get an understanding on how to setup a mirror.


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