Specifying alternative port download sites I think it is fairly important to mention that since ftp.freebsd.org is hosed [ed. note. this article was written back on 2 May 2000, shortly after ftp.freebsd.org went offline. see this message from the FreeBSD Mailing list archives for details.] (only allows 200 users) ports that take files off of […]
Installing cvsupd cvsupd is the cvsup daemon. cvsup is a system for upgrading and maintaining source trees. This article shows how I installed cvsupd. The original article is at Setting up a FreeBSD mirror site but I suggest you ignore that part. Actually, I’m not sure why/how cvsupd stopped working. I suspect user error.
Creating an FTP Mirror site This article tells you how to set up an FTP mirror site. It will allow you to keep the files on one system up to date with the files on another system. It’s very easy to do and pretty quick and painless. My failed attempt You are welcome to try
Setting up a FreeBSD mirror site In a sudden rush of blood to my head, I decided that I could and would start a mirror site for FreeBSD. The closest mirrors are in Australia. And I think we have a fair number of sites in New Zealand. So I installed the port. NOTE: a few