Date: Sun, 20 Oct 2002 09:02:38 +0300 (EEST) From: SUBREDU Manuel <diablo@...i.roedu.net> To: owl-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: mirror question I've set up the mirror for openwall.com on our ftp server (ftp.iasi.roedu.net). It's up to you now if we are going to be an official mirror or just a local mirror ;) On Fri, 18 Oct 2002, Solar Designer wrote: > 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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