Explanation of the differences between archive/security/xxx.ubuntu.com

Nathan Sprangers farruinn at cwazy.co.uk
Sat Feb 26 08:38:15 CST 2005

On Wed, 23 Feb 2005 11:13:35 -0400
Gavin Hemphill <gavin.hemphill at drdc-rddc.gc.ca> wrote:

> Hello there:
> 	As a recent adopter of ubuntu and out of a desire to set up a mirror 
> for ubuntu that will be available to a large organization.  I'd like to 
> set up the mirror as close as possible to the way the original is 
> organized  (both ftp and http access, similar traffic shaping policies 
> etc.).  I'm assuming that the difference between archive.ubuntu.com and 
> security.ubuntu.com is simply one of traffic shaping policy but I can't 
> find that documented anywhere so I'm not sure.  There are also other 
> domain names that exist and I'd love to know what they all mean, so 
> could some kind soul please explain the differences between the 
> "archive/security/xxx".ubuntu.com domain names.
> 	G++

Check out http://www.ubuntulinux.org/wiki/Archive.  That has some instructions on setting up a mirror.  At the very bottom it provides the mirrors at canonical.com address too, so I think this page may be what you're looking for.


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