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Date:      Thu, 10 Feb 2011 22:13:38 +0000
From:      RW <rwmaillists@googlemail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Run your own portsnap mirror?
Message-ID:  <20110210221338.400f1f52@gumby.homeunix.com>
In-Reply-To: <447hd7y8f2.fsf@be-well.ilk.org>
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On Thu, 10 Feb 2011 14:52:01 -0500
Lowell Gilbert <freebsd-questions-local@be-well.ilk.org> wrote:

> patrick <gibblertron@gmail.com> writes:
> 
> > Is there any official way to run a private portsnap mirror? ie. Have
> > one, external server fetch from the official portsnap sources, and
> > then internal servers pulling from the private mirror?
> 
> It runs over pipelined HTTP, so all you need to do is set up a caching
> HTTP proxy, and have your internal servers use that.

If you are going to do that then you need to set HTTP_PROXY
and/or http_proxy consistently. If either of these are set portsnap uses
them to to seed it's choice of server rather than a pure random
selection.




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