On Jan 29, 2014, at 12:51 PM, Lars Engels <lars.eng...@0x20.net> wrote:

> On Sat, Jan 25, 2014 at 09:11:04AM -0600, Mark Felder wrote:
>> On Sat, Jan 25, 2014, at 5:32, Lars Engels wrote:
>>> Also using freebsd-update behind a proxy is really slow. Even with a
>>> very fast internet connection (normally download rates ca. 3 MBytes / s)
>>> downloading all the tiny binary diff files took more than 8 hours.
>>> Maybe freebsd-update's backend could create a tarball of all those diffs
>>> and provide this? 
>> Even streaming the tar instead of waiting for the freebsd-update server
>> to produce the tarball would be an improvement. I have no experience
>> doing that over a WAN but I don't see why it would be unreliable.

I implemented an export capability for $WORK last year
that built and streamed a Zip archive on the fly.  It
worked rather well even when the archives were
multiple gigabytes with tens of thousands of entries.


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