Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2002 04:36:49 +0400 From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> To: owl-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: mirror question On Thu, Oct 17, 2002 at 10:55:52AM +0300, SUBREDU Manuel wrote: Hi, BTW, we really are looking for mirrors in North and South America. The Canadian mirror we had is temporarily down and will stay so for a while. :-( > My name is Subredu Manuel, and I'm a sysadmin at Romanian Education Network > Iasi Branch. I've searched the www.openwall.com site for a howto or some > infos of how to become an official mirror to openwall. Could you give some > informations on this issue ? Here're the mirroring instructions I wrote in another e-mail: --- Currently, the known to work way to do Owl mirrors from the primary feed (ftp.ru.openwall.com) is to use lftp 2.3.8, preferably the Owl package. (Later versions of lftp contain a known problem, it's being dealt with.) Create a separate pseudo-user to do the mirroring as, let it update the proper public FTP area, and setup a cron job like this: 05 6 * * * umask 022 && cd /home/ftp && /usr/bin/lftp -c 'o ftp.openwall.com && mirror pub -v --delete --exclude Owl &' &> /dev/null 15 6 * * * umask 022 && cd /home/ftp/pub && /usr/bin/lftp -c 'o ftp1.ru.openwall.com/pub/ && mirror Owl -v --delete &' &> /dev/null Activity will be logged into ~mirror/.lftp/log. I suggest that you do nightly updates, trying to ensure it is night time in at least one of the timezones (of the source or destination). For ftp server, I recommend vsftpd. Again, it's preferable that you use the Owl package of vsftpd. In fact, if you just install Owl on the box it'd be perfect. It is preferable that you use the same directory structure as on the ftp*.*.openwall.com mirrors, then I will be able to assign such a name to it as well. This means that you will need to allocate an IP address for this mirror if you also host other FTP content. You may advertise the organization hosting the mirror in the one-line FTP server's greeting, like this: 220 ftp.openwall.com - hosted by DataForce ISP - http://www.openwall.com/DF/ For an official mirror, it's highly desired that the machine doesn't offer other, potentially dangerous, public services. (Well, if you install Owl and use just the services that are a part of Owl, that would still be fine.) As an exception, it may host other FTP content. --- -- /sd
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