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Re: [trinity-users] Repositories for TDE was Re: [trinity-users] Slávek's repository

From: Mike Bird <mgb-trinity@...>
Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2015 14:11:24 -0700
On Mon October 5 2015 13:52:12 Lisi Reisz wrote:
> On Monday 05 October 2015 20:55:57 Mike Bird wrote:
> > I operate one of TDE's mirrors.  It needs a lot of disk space and a lot
> > of bandwidth but it does not need exceptional uptime guarantees
> There we have it.  The powers that be in TDE think that mirrors needn't be
> reliable.  And they aren't.

Do you find Google unreliable?  Amazon?  Ebay?  They're all
designed with redundant servers so that if one or a dozen
die everything just keeps chugging along just fine.

With so many identical mirrors available, why do you think the
project should pay extra for unnecessary reliability when
whatever money there is could be better spent on more pressing

The point where more reliability is needed is the redirector,
whether it be at http or DNS level, which selects among the
available mirrors.  Or in this case, the connection to said
redirector, which Tim already has plans in progress to address.