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Ibiblio.org download link For SabayonLinux.org files

Postby WarraWarra » Thu Oct 04, 2007 17:02

What :
Ibiblio.org is helping us out with space / downloads for free.
This is here to make life easier / stable connection / files for downloading / syncing to other servers and would make it much easier to get a new copy of SL using any of the download methods.
Use it but do not abuse it.

Current Status:
Currently updating last few things for this connection.

See download page for links:
FTP: 100% there + set to 2 times a week about rsync with main server in Italy , unless Fabio does it himself for new releases etc .
HTTP: need to add a few more files so use ftp in webbrowser or any way you like as default until http is current / have all current files listed but will work for what is there now.
Rsync:// should be up and running / posted soon , likely works already , have not posted link yet.

torrent.ibiblio.org :
Should be ready by this weekend 7 oct 2007 about and have active links for downloading. Once ready Fabio /Admin = update this to the download page as is necesary.

What does this mean for you as a downloader:
Stable solid download for files + correct md5 so no more need for files not completed errors. + the torrent.ibiblio.org is a seeding server or ends up as 1 full active seed + any others full seeds as they come along for new torrents / SL versions as this uses the ftp files to seed from directly. There can still be rubish downloaded to you from someone trying to be spitefull or by mistake linked to incorrect file they are downloading or seeding but the "block bad sender" type option in some torrent programs should take care of this. MD5 should always stay the default ftp md5 of that file.

Linuxtracker + torrent.ibiblio ?
Currently looking at using both and or ibiblio as main + 2nd tracker = linuxtracker still working out some kinks in the line. Fabio has admin direct access to all this but it seems having ibiblio torrent as main is easier for now and then clone anywhere else = easier for distrobution and for adding trackers to then the current ibiblio.org torrent file. Can not yet realy do it vice versa. It is also once the ftp file is there and torrent created = imediately available for download on ibilio.

Why change now:
No change meerly adding strong extra hands to do the job of getting the files correctly to you.

Do I have to register for ibiblio.org:
No need , all free but they are doing us a favor so keep them in mind and or help them where and when possible. Any help they get will also help us / SabayonLinux in the end.
http://www.ibiblio.org . They do accept donations as checks mailed to the local address on their website but throw them a line to get correct info.

They need help with osprey project = torrent server + gui interface / adding features to the opsrey client and feel free to help if you can.

Hope this helps
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Re: Ibiblio.org download link For SabayonLinux.org files

Postby Nicolas » Thu Oct 11, 2007 15:40

WarraWarra wrote:See download page for links:
FTP: 100% there + set to 2 times a week about rsync with main server in Italy , unless Fabio does it himself for new releases etc .
HTTP: need to add a few more files so use ftp in webbrowser or any way you like as default until http is current / have all current files listed but will work for what is there now.
Rsync:// should be up and running / posted soon , likely works already , have not posted link yet.

What does this mean for you as a downloader:
Stable solid download for files + correct md5 so no more need for files not completed errors.

Many mirrors + hashes --> use metalink! Since the admins have access to the original files and know they are correct, they should generate sha1 too and per-chunk checksums — particularly useful to avoid having to download the whole thing again if there is a download error. Sure, torrents can do such piece-checksum verification, but not everybody can use bittorrent, and it means extra steps.

What would metalink mean for you as a downloader:
You load a single URL into your download manager and you will be downloading from multiple mirrors, starting with the ones geographically closer to you, and the checksum will be verified automatically when the download finishes. No hassles copying URLs one by one into your download program and manually checking the md5. Just a single URL and the system does the rest for you.

http://www.metalinker.org/
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Re: Ibiblio.org download link For SabayonLinux.org files

Postby twanj » Thu Oct 11, 2007 20:53

+1

I'd like to see official metalinks available too.
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Re: Ibiblio.org download link For SabayonLinux.org files

Postby WarraWarra » Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:19

Thanks for the info will look into it , just moved from 1 continent on planet earth to another so still getting stuff organized here.

I am sure 1 of the mods / admin will look into this or try to get it setup soon.
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Re: Ibiblio.org download link For SabayonLinux.org files

Postby Nicolas » Mon Oct 15, 2007 3:14

I have ideas for an extension to the metalink format that would include xdelta information. We could have a single .metalink: If a user downloads it, it would download the 4GB iso using multiple mirrors, and check md5 automatically. And additionally, if he has an older iso, it would download the 200MB xdelta from multiple mirrors (and verify checksum) and patch automatically without the user having to even know about it. "If you have SabayonLinux-3.4e-x86.iso, please click Browse to locate it, and your download will be 25 times faster!" Sounds kinda simpler than having users follow instructions on splitting the iso, patching each piece, putting pieces together, checking md5 hashes between all steps, etc. Opinions? :)

*No download manager does this yet, I'm just giving a future idea.*
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Re: Ibiblio.org download link For SabayonLinux.org files

Postby WarraWarra » Mon Oct 15, 2007 8:35

Very very nice peter LOL
Briliant idea. That should make the transition easier for most guy's.

Looking into getting a server setup or ibiblio mirror for us here in South Africa as well , hopefully one of the isp's / university's can help us out as some of them already mirror other ibiblio files for linux.
Likely several of the University's here can switch over to Sabayonlinux instead of the ?? they use now + get some very clued up linux students / programers to help us out.

There might be a possibility of ibiblio and linuxtracker working together so hold your tumbs as this would be great if it happens for us linuxers.
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