Become a fan of Slashdot on Facebook

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!

  • View

  • Discuss

  • Share

We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).

×
User Journal

MyHair's Journal: Mirroring FTP Proxy?

Journal by MyHair

Okay, here's what I want to do: when FTP-installing a linux distro (Suse, Debian or Slackware usually) or Cygwin, I want to download only the files I use but have them available locally for reinstallation or setting up another PC. I have multiple PCs available. Here's a sketch:

[Public linux/Cygwin Mirror]
        |
[My proxy/mirror/FTP server]
        |
  [PC getting linux/Cygwin]

From the installing PC I'll specify My proxy/mirror server as the FTP source. The proxy/mirror will mirror the directory listings of the public mirror and download requested files keeping a local copy. Of course if an up-to-date local copy exists it will simply serve it to the installing PC.

The effect will be that I'll have a partial local mirror of the install files, but these are the very files I'm very likely to use again soon. So if I install from another local PC it will be uber-fast. Also my local partial mirror should be easier to fit on a CDROM or two for carrying to/from work.

I expect there's software out there that already does this, but I haven't found it yet.

Does anyone know of a free software package that does this?

This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Mirroring FTP Proxy?

Comments Filter:

"Ada is the work of an architect, not a computer scientist." - Jean Icbiah, inventor of Ada, weenie

Working...