http-replicator (was Re: InstantMirror needs a rethink)
orion at cora.nwra.com
Wed Mar 5 21:17:06 UTC 2008
Ed Swierk wrote:
> After spending some time examining http-replicator I think that it's a
> much better foundation for further development of InstantMirror
> features than mod_python is. Running as a standalone daemon lets it
> handle concurrent requests more naturally.
> As a bonus, http-replicator supports upstream ftp servers as well as
> http, and deals with byte-range requests properly (more properly than
> InstantMirror does, at least).
> Unlike InstantMirror, the current http-replicator implements a
> traditional http proxy rather than a transparent proxy. It was pretty
> easy to hack in a new --mirror option that lets it support either
> mode. With the attached patch (applied atop
> http-replicator_4.0alpha1), http-replicator acts as a drop-in
> replacement for InstantMirror:
> ./http-replicator --port 80 --root /mirrors --mirror
> http://download.fedora.redhat.com --nohost --daemon mirror.log
> If this works for someone besides me, I'll submit the patch to the
> http-replicator maintainer.
Any chance someone could get http-replicator into shape as a real python
module and package? I'd be very grateful!
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