Zsync for livecds.

Colin Watson cjwatson at ubuntu.com
Mon Mar 3 13:59:24 GMT 2008

On Sun, Mar 02, 2008 at 10:44:04AM +0900, John McCabe-Dansted wrote:
> Zsyncing ubuntu-7.10-desktop-i386.iso to xubuntu saves ~63% of
> bandwidth over downloading the xubuntu.iso directly. Zsyncing 7.10 to
> Hardy alpha-4 saves ~14% of bandwidth.
> However Zsync requires .zsync files to be available some where on the net.
> Perhaps we should add .zsync files to cdimages?

As far as I can see, zsync is rsync for when you can't actually use
rsync due to lack of server support. However, cdimage does support
rsync, so why not just use that directly?

> (Also, I notice that manifest and list files are available. There is
> no way to actually use these to download the livecd is there?)

No, I'm afraid not; they're just for information.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at ubuntu.com]

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