I'd be game to participate in a dns round robin for downloads.gimp.org.
Nothing dynamic having to run on your webserver, and it would automatically
split the load up.
Anything I can do to help the project basically. Right now I seed the
torrents as well as the web mirror, and the torrents easily have 100x as
much traffic as my mirror.
On Mon, Jun 1, 2015 at 4:31 PM Michael Schumacher <schum...@gmx.de> wrote:
> On 06/01/2015 10:01 PM, Pallissard, Matthew wrote:
> Hi Matthew,
> > I just saw how you guys are all over the internet about your software
> > being distributed.
> Yeah. Especially when it happens in unexpected ways, from sites one has
> long since abandoned and considered to be in an immutable state...
> > Are you in need in any more mirrors (Miami, Fl United States) or are
> > you under-utilizing your resources as is?
> We can certainly use more up-to-date mirrors, thanks.
> What's currently not as good as it should be:
> 1. Delays...
> Sometimes people who offer mirrors wait a long time before we add them.
> I consider this my fault, because it depends on my available time, but I
> also don't ask for help with that...
> 2. Using the mirrors, actually...
> What we are doing with mirrors right now? We give them rsync access, and
> include them in the list of mirrors on our downloads pages.
> Most mirrors, but not all of them - and unfortunately some of the
> currently still outdated ones - are also listed as web seeds in our
> torrent files, as fallback if no other seeders are available.
> There's currently no real way for users to select a different mirror to
> download a file (other than navigating through their directory structure
> themselves), and rebuilding the torrent files would also have to be done
> manually right now.
> I know that this can be solved by using tools like e.g. mirrorbrain, but
> I am shying away from installing any running dynamic stuff for all user
> accesses download.gimp.org server :)
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