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Date:      Wed, 21 Jan 2009 13:01:37 +0000
From:      Vincent Hoffman <>
To:        Wojciech Puchar <>
Cc:, Razor <>
Subject:   Re: Is there any tools can build a mirror of portsnap?
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Wojciech Puchar wrote:
> simply do portsnap in one place and use rsync to mirror /var/db/portsnap
> On Wed, 21 Jan 2009, Razor wrote:
>> Hi,
>>   I want to build a mirror server of portsnap in my company. But I
>> couldn't
>> find any tools either in ports-mgmt or in google. So is there a tool
>> can do
>> this?
There is a script in the freebsd cvs repository to mirror the portsnap
servers, but from the README with it.

"this is not an invitation to start running a portsnap mirror as well. 
is nothing to stop you from mirroring from portsnap[12],
but since mirroring consumes ~5GB/month of bandwidth while updating a
single machine consumes ~5MB/month of bandwidth, adding unnecessary
mirrors is likely to increase rather than decrease the load on the
official mirrors.  If in doubt, talk to me ( first."

So if you think its worth it (you have 1000 or so clients to upgrade,)
go look in the cvs repository under projects.


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