Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics
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Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics Meeting
Who: Moderator Michael Dexter, PLUG Volunteer
What: Internet Mirroring Roundtable
Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland
When: Tuesday, July 19th 2016, at 7PM
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
What's in a mirror?
If you've spent any time GNU/Linux distro hopping or testing virtualization strategies, you have probably spent a non-trivial amount of time in the "nearest" download mirror. Such mirrors vary in speed, quality and navigability. The burden for upholding quality in each of these respects falls both on the often-volunteer mirror maintainers and the often-volunteer project maintainers. Failure from a mirror's perspective is obvious: You can't access the materials you want to download or what you download is corrupt. In the case of the downloads themselves, THIS:
I was cleaning up my local mirror and came across this path and installer ISO and... HAVE NO IDEA WHAT OS IT IS.
This roundtable will discuss the good, the bad and the ugly of such mirroring and what to do about it, ideally resulting in a draft proposal for a conventions that projects and mirrors could follow.
Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd. after the meeting.
PLUG is open to everyone and does not tolerate abusive behavior on its mailing lists or at its meetings.
See you there!