In article <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, David O'Brien
<[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> What is the right mailing list to plead for more anoncvs mirrors?
I doubt that "pleading" would help, but "volunteering" might. :-)
I have (had?) been maintaining anoncvs.freebsd.org, but I don't have
time for any others. In fact I don't really have time even for that
one any more.
I think the best way for us to get more anonymous CVS sites would be
to encourage volunteers to set them up, just like our other mirror
sites. And a good way to encourage that would be for you or
somebody else to create an "anoncvs-kit" port analogous to the
cvsup-mirror port, which would make it easy to set up an anonymous
CVS site. It's not as trivial to do as you might imagine. Here are
a few important points:
- You need a pretty powerful machine to handle even, say, 4-6 clients
at a time. Anonymous CVS is a hog like you wouldn't believe.
Don't try to use the machine for anything else if you're using it
for anonymous CVS.
- You need a way to limit the number of simultaneous clients. I
used xinetd on anoncvs.freebsd.org, and it worked well enough.
- You need an MFS filesystem with zillions of inodes, because
anonymous CVS just hammers the disk with tiny lock files or state
files. If they are on a drive that has moving parts, your system
will tear itself apart.
- You have to set up the pserver stuff correctly so that everybody
can get read-only access.
- A chroot environment would be a Real Good Idea.
- And of course you have to have cvsup running from a cron job to
keep the repository up to date.
John Polstra [EMAIL PROTECTED]
John D. Polstra & Co., Inc. Seattle, Washington USA
"Disappointment is a good sign of basic intelligence." -- Chögyam Trungpa
To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED]
with "unsubscribe freebsd-current" in the body of the message