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Re: Idea, and obstacle.
- To: Gerald Pfeifer <pfeifer at dbai dot tuwien dot ac dot at>
- Subject: Re: Idea, and obstacle.
- From: "Joseph S. Myers" <jsm28 at cam dot ac dot uk>
- Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2001 01:06:23 +0100 (BST)
- cc: <gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org>, Richard Stallman <rms at gnu dot org>, Jeffrey A Law <law at redhat dot com>
On Wed, 24 Oct 2001, Gerald Pfeifer wrote:
> On Mon, 22 Oct 2001, Joseph S. Myers wrote:
> > We need to work a lot harder at this. A reminder: the 4492 files listed
> > at http://gcc.gnu.org/ml/gcc/2001-08/msg01443.html are still required from
> > the old web disk.
> I believe Jeff has addressed this now by uploading those files you had
> asked for?
That specific issue has been - and I've restored most of the files, but
not yet any corrupted ones from 2001-03 / 2001-04 which need more
individual attention. The general issue of needing an adequate documented
backup schedule with restorations done rapidly (by people with that as a
specific responsibility) rather than taking seven months remains. I'd
still like to know the backup schedules of both gcc.gnu.org and the FSF
> > It should also be possible to arrange for requests to a gcc.gnu.org IP
> > address to be routed to different machines depending on the requested
> > port.
> While this is feasible from a technical point of view, I'd recommend
> against any such solution.
> It is more complicated to maintain, and much more fragile (apart from
> extraneous traffic) than using different DNS hostnames.
It ought to be usable as part of a transition strategy to more specific
names (depending on how long we want e.g. old CVS trees with any number of
old hostnames to work, rather than anoncvs.gcc.gnu.org (say) for anoncvs).
Joseph S. Myers