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From: Priit Laes <amd@××.ee>
To: stuart@××××××××××××××××××.uk, gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] FW: rsync etiquette follow-up
Date: Mon, 12 May 2003 16:32:01
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] FW: rsync etiquette follow-up by Stuart Herbert
On Mon, 12 May 2003 16:56:37 +0100
"Stuart Herbert" <stuart@××××××××××××××××××.uk> wrote:

> Dear all, > > I originally sent the comments below to GWN as feedback on the recent call > for rsync etiquette. Kurt Lieber [klieber@g.o] asked me to forward > on to this list, for further discussion. > > Please be gentle - this is my first posting to the list ;-) > > Best regards, > Stu > -- > > -----Original Message----- > From: Stuart Herbert [mailto:stuart@××××.org] > Sent: 09 May 2003 11:24 > To: 'gwn-feedback@g.o' > Cc: 'stuart@××××.org' > Subject: rsync etiquette follow-up > > > Hi there, > > I read with great interest your article on the need for rsync etiquette. > I'm sure lots of people have already written to you making the same point. > I'd like to add my voice to this point. > > Gentoo's 'emerge' is a wonderful tool in many ways - but when it comes to a > site containing multiple machines, improvements in its design could help > reduce the load on your rsync servers. > > I run four Gentoo boxes at the moment, and they're all connected to the > Internet through a single firewall configured with masquerading. If I were > to rsync each machine just once a day, I wonder whether it would look like > one machine had rsync'd four times from the point of view of the Gentoo > rsync mirror that I use? > > Anyway, whenever I install a new package onto a machine, it is important to > my work that *each* of these machines has the same version of the package. > The machines are different x86 architectures, so building a binary package > on the one machine isn't my preferred choice. The whole point of using > Gentoo is that each machine runs code that is specifically optimised for the > hardware.
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