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Date:      Thu, 10 Feb 2011 14:47:39 -0800
From:      Jason Helfman <jhelfman@e-e.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Run your own portsnap mirror?
Message-ID:  <20110210224738.GE75122@eggman.experts-exchange.com>
In-Reply-To: <20110210221338.400f1f52@gumby.homeunix.com>
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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 <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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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?

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