On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 11:45 AM, Andy Blanchard <email@example.com> wrote:
> Bravo! Have a Fedora Community Gold Star award!
> OK, I made that up, but personally getting a new mirror established in an
> area where there are not a great deal to choose from in the first place at
> least deserves some kind of honerable mention in Fedora Weekly News or some
> such, IMHO.
Chasing sysadmins to get local mirrors has been a hobby of mine for
the last decade.
I started with Sun and its former "SunSite"... who told me 11 yrs ago
that they had donated a server for that purpose to UBA.ar university
but that they ended up repurposing the server for another project. (go
Then this year I contacted scientific body CONICET (whom host CentOS
mirrors at centos.mirror.mendoza-conicet.gob.ar) but they replied they
lacked enough bandwidth. Then I approached a local FTTH ISP
(http://www.phonevision.com.ar) whom first balked at the idea due to
disk space concerns. I later told them they could mirror just f16, f17
for a fraction of the total space using ´excludes´)... they were open
to the idea and forgot to follow-up with them...
So, let´s cross fingers and wait until ArSat does something... it´d be
very great news if they do.
I admit my interest is purely egotistical, as all I want is faster
downloads and installs from a local repo.
During times of Universal Deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act
- George Orwell
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