I have a new mirror server.
I have configured a VPS (a virtually hosted server using QEMU) which was donated to me by a Slackware supporter who wishes to remain anonymous. The physical server is on a gigabit Internet connection, so I guess I can offer a speedy mirror service!
In fact, the mirrors are already complete. With a re-sync of several times a day, I hope to offer an uptodate service. I am mirroring the following:
- My own complete package repository and tools – including my “restricted SlackBuilds” area, containing things like lame, libdvdcss etc.
- My “Ktown” repository of KDE packages – where I made available new packages for KDE 4.5.1 earlier today.
- The full SlackBuilds.org repository.
- Slackware-current – both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures will be mirrorred.
Plus, I am using my mirror-slackware-current.sh script to create bootable DVD ISO images of slackware-current (32-bit and 64-bit). These ISO images will be re-generated every time there is an update to the -current ChangeLog.txt.
These ISO images do not contain source code. This allows me to keep the ISO file size below 2 GB which will make it a worthwhile download for you.
And most important – mirror access:
- via http – http://taper.alienbase.nl/
- via rsync – rsync://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/
Hammer it good!