What major projects would you like us to mirror?

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Hey All!
As we grow we also want to give back to the Internet community. We are a longstanding mirror of CentOS in London since 2014 but as we grew our international locations we have decided to put up some cool storage servers to turn up more mirrors, globally.

Specs of the mirror box in each location are:
6 Core Intel Xeon E
16 GB DDR4 ECC
18 TB Enterprise HDD
1.92 TB Enterprise NVMe
10Gbps uplink

We are going to accelerate the HDD by caching on the NVMe with Open CAS.

Servers are going to go up in London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, New York, Atlanta and Los Angeles and we plan to roll out a new server in every location we go to.

So here is the question to the community - what would you like us to mirror?

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  • @Clouvider said: So here is the question to the community - what would you like us to mirror?

    Thanks for your initiative.

    I would suggest Debian and Devuan:

    "A single swap file or partition may be up to 128 MB in size. [...] [I]f you need 256 MB of swap, you can create two 128-MB swap partitions." (M. Welsh & L. Kaufman, Running Linux, 2e, 1996, p. 49)

  • @angstrom said: I would suggest Debian and Devuan:

    I second this.

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  • +1 for Debian

    Also for my RPM friends, perhaps also mirror OpenSUSE and Fedora?

    System Rescue CD would be nice to have mirrored as well.

    I think a good rule of thumb is if you're using/offer a FOSS piece of software in your business, you should mirror it for them just as a kind token gesture. Just my two cents though.

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  • havochavoc OG
    edited August 26

    When I was hosting FOSS torrents the Raspbian stuff always got the most traffic so would probably start with those.

    More Arch would also be good too...some of the servers out there are flaky AF

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  • @CamoYoshi said:
    I think a good rule of thumb is if you're using/offer a FOSS piece of software in your business, you should mirror it for them just as a kind token gesture. Just my two cents though.

    While I agree with the nice gesture part, I don't think anyone would want that to actually happen. Just imagine if every business that uses FOSS in any way would run a mirror. We would have millions of flaky ass mirrors running on old hardware and crappy uplinks maintained by idiots that have no idea what they are doing.
    There are better ways to show support for FOSS, especially if you are a business.

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  • @rcy026 said:

    We would have millions of flaky ass mirrors running on old hardware and crappy uplinks maintained by idiots that have no idea what they are doing.

    One of the reasons I'd much rather prefer torrent tech for this stuff. Inherently more resilient & a million flaky mirrors will get you some serious speeds...

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  • The Blackarch project could use some more mirrors:
    https://blackarch.org/downloads.html

  • @rcy026 said:

    @CamoYoshi said:
    I think a good rule of thumb is if you're using/offer a FOSS piece of software in your business, you should mirror it for them just as a kind token gesture. Just my two cents though.

    While I agree with the nice gesture part, I don't think anyone would want that to actually happen. Just imagine if every business that uses FOSS in any way would run a mirror. We would have millions of flaky ass mirrors running on old hardware and crappy uplinks maintained by idiots that have no idea what they are doing.
    There are better ways to show support for FOSS, especially if you are a business.

    I mean, if you're a business that provides internet infrastructure of some kind, I think it's beneficial. Plus then you could also effectively have a "local mirror" of sorts that your users can point to, and have it not count against their bandwidth consumption, and they get to download packages super fast. Not everyone can do it but if you can provide it and do it well, I think it can be a nice thing to do.

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  • Void Linux and Project Trident could use some mirrors.

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