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In most projects people set up mirrors based on geographic location of
the mirror, like or, this isn´t a difficult
thing for a system administrator to set up this kind of configuration,
the main repository could be at and the others being
syncronized with a tool like rsync with ssh access by crontab scripts.

If any help is needed just ask me I´ll help to set up a configuration like this.


On Tue, 28 Sep 2004 11:58:53 -0400, Michael Bernstein
<> wrote:
> It's not hard.  I have a friend who deals with this kind of stuff all
> the time.  I'll speak with him about it.  I just want to make sure that
> the lua site never goes down :).
> On Sep 28, 2004, at 9:29 AM, Roberto Ierusalimschy wrote:
> >> regardless of the site you choose, i setup a mirror of the lua site
> >> (the only u.s. mirror up right now at least) at
> >>
> >> .  hope this helps distribute the load as the demand for lua keeps
> >> increasing.
> >
> > Many thanks for your move. However, we are not sure whether it is a
> > good
> > idea to distribute the current load. It is not that big for a
> > reasonable
> > host, and the site hit count is an important measure for us. A mirror
> > would share those hits and complicate stats gathering.
> >
> > On the other hand, a mirror would be more than welcome as a backup.
> > Whenever the official site is down, the DNS could direct the trafic
> > to the mirror. Is it easy to implement that?
> >
> > -- Roberto