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Date:      Thu, 10 Feb 2011 14:47:39 -0800
From:      Jason Helfman <>
Subject:   Re: Run your own portsnap mirror?
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On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 10:13:38PM +0000, RW thus spake:
>On Thu, 10 Feb 2011 14:52:01 -0500
>Lowell Gilbert <> wrote:
>> patrick <> 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
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I would be highly interested in running my own internal portsnap mirror
based on an internal ports tree with local ports, as well.

Has anyone done this?

Jason Helfman
System Administrator
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