Bandwidth problems at beta time (was: Re: today's UEC report)

Steven Harms thisdyingdream at
Sun Oct 4 16:24:06 BST 2009

I would think the easiest solution to this would be to work with
upstream / patch apt
 for http auth support, so we could have:


And just have the webserver authenticate against launchpad for
approved groups.  If Karmic is what we hope,
next cycle will only have even more demand on the mirrors.

Steven Harms

On Sat, Oct 3, 2009 at 4:56 PM, Jono Bacon <jono at> wrote:
> On 10/02/2009 09:05 PM, Jorge O. Castro wrote:
>> Ken asked me to help him test some empathy stuff today and grabbing
>> the build-deps took over 10 minutes for a few hundred k's worth of
>> packages. I have a caching proxy at home so normally it's not so bad
>> but I am starting to wonder if there should be an ACLable mirror
>> available to people in core-dev/MOTU/bugcontrol/whatever so people can
>> get the important stuff done. In the past I've gotten emails from the
>> ISO tracker before my original rsync is even close to done so the pain
>> just multiplies over the course of the end of the cycle..
>> I think it's great that we have so much enthusiam for a release but
>> surely we can set aside a certain percentage of bandwidth for people
>> to get their testing done.
> I agree. I think we need to find a better solution for this problem.
> What does everyone else think?
>     Jono
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