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#1 2008-09-18 00:55:15

judfilm
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iinet to Mirror Arch? (Australia & New Zealand)

Hi,

This is for all the Aussie and Kiwi users of Arch Linux. I have been in discussions with iinet to mirror Arch Linux. It would be on their FTP site as part of the 'Freezone' program - meaning Arch downloads will be quota free or unmetered. Note: iinet supports rsync too.

The bottom line is, iinet wants more customers (and I guess potential customers) to voice their support for Arch before they will mirror it. So if this appeals to you, please make your opinion count. Thanks.

Update:
Final Report: All updated and rsync working. Enjoy iinet quota-free Arch.
PS - The iinet mirror is updated multiple times per day.

Mirror Link:
ftp://ftp.iinet.net.au/pub/archlinux/
http://ftp.iinet.net.au/pub/archlinux/
rsync://ftp.iinet.net.au/archlinux/

Feedback Link:
https://toolbox.iinet.net.au//cgi-bin/c … e=feedback

Email Address:
sales at iinet.net.au
support at iinet.net.au

Last edited by judfilm (2008-09-26 04:26:28)

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#2 2008-09-18 02:55:53

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Re: iinet to Mirror Arch? (Australia & New Zealand)

I've been using Internode because it is unmetered for me. I also get downloads between 1400-1900 kb/s


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#3 2008-09-18 03:15:43

judfilm
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Re: iinet to Mirror Arch? (Australia & New Zealand)

I'd love to use internode but unfortunately they cannot supply adsl2+ in my area.

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#4 2008-09-18 08:02:38

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Re: iinet to Mirror Arch? (Australia & New Zealand)

I'm not an iinet customer, so there's not much I can do.

Planetmirror seem to mirror every random small/large distro except us, so it'd be worth requesting a mirror there:
http://public.planetmirror.com/request/

They had a mirror years ago but they stopped updating.

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#5 2008-09-18 10:59:06

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Re: iinet to Mirror Arch? (Australia & New Zealand)

sand_man wrote:

I've been using Internode because it is unmetered for me. I also get downloads between 1400-1900 kb/s

+1
I moved from iiNet to Internode 6 months ago - 'node are much more Linux friendly. Internode ftw big_smile

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#6 2008-09-20 11:34:13

corstar
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Re: iinet to Mirror Arch? (Australia & New Zealand)

I've been an iinet customer for years so I've sent a request to iinet.
It was great running debian or ubuntu as all updates were unmetered, it would be great to have the same for archlinux too.

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#7 2008-09-22 00:14:17

judfilm
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Re: iinet to Mirror Arch? (Australia & New Zealand)

Thanks to everyone for all the replies. It's not too late for anyone else to express your opinion, let's hope it will be enough to convince iinet that they are making the correct decision.

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#8 2008-09-22 01:00:28

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Re: iinet to Mirror Arch? (Australia & New Zealand)

done smile


fck art, lets dance.

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#9 2008-09-23 01:56:54

judfilm
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Re: iinet to Mirror Arch? (Australia & New Zealand)

Looks like iinet have started to mirror Arch! but only the ISO directory. I'm trying to find out what is going on...

http://ftp.iinet.net.au/pub/archlinux/

Last edited by judfilm (2008-09-23 04:47:28)

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#10 2008-09-23 03:05:02

badger
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Re: iinet to Mirror Arch? (Australia & New Zealand)

Thanks for your effort. With the recent iinet ftp server problems I switched to using the 3fl server for my Dad's ubuntu updates. I'll be interested to see which one maintains consistency of updates. Cheers.

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#11 2008-09-23 05:26:44

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Re: iinet to Mirror Arch? (Australia & New Zealand)

I'm moving to Adam Internet next week. Their two unmetered mirrors are iinet and pacific so if iinet don't get their sh*t together at least I still have pacific smile


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#12 2008-09-23 09:45:35

judfilm
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Re: iinet to Mirror Arch? (Australia & New Zealand)

Update: I received a reply and there was a problem at their end. The update process will continue late tonight - (WST +8)

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#13 2008-09-25 05:05:06

judfilm
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Re: iinet to Mirror Arch? (Australia & New Zealand)

Update:
So far only the ISO and Community directories are mirrored.
They are having some problems (not at Arch's end), hopefully the mirroring will continue. Stay tuned...

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#14 2008-09-25 22:57:40

judfilm
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Re: iinet to Mirror Arch? (Australia & New Zealand)

Update:
Their problems seem to be solved and the mirroring is almost complete. Stay tuned...

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#15 2008-09-26 03:55:51

clarence
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Re: iinet to Mirror Arch? (Australia & New Zealand)

judfilm: nice work for keeping on top of this. Cheers smile


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#16 2008-09-26 04:23:35

judfilm
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Re: iinet to Mirror Arch? (Australia & New Zealand)

Final Report: All updated and rsync working. Enjoy iinet quota-free Arch.
PS - The iinet mirror is updated multiple times per day.

ftp://ftp.iinet.net.au/pub/archlinux/

http://ftp.iinet.net.au/pub/archlinux/

rsync://ftp.iinet.net.au/archlinux/

Last edited by judfilm (2008-09-26 04:26:59)

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#17 2008-09-27 03:48:21

clarence
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Re: iinet to Mirror Arch? (Australia & New Zealand)

i tested it last night. very fast and up to date smile

whatever your opinion of iinet is... kudos to them for mirroring arch


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#18 2008-09-27 04:18:32

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Re: iinet to Mirror Arch? (Australia & New Zealand)

Cool, thanks to J and iinet (I don't mind'em; whirlpool can be a funny old place).

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#19 2008-09-30 11:25:57

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Re: iinet to Mirror Arch? (Australia & New Zealand)

This is excellent... upgrading Arch was becoming a considerable burden on my download quota. Now I'm free to convert my desktop to Arch when I have the spare time.

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#20 2008-12-22 09:02:01

mentallaxative
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Re: iinet to Mirror Arch? (Australia & New Zealand)

Hmmm. Is anyone else having trouble with the iinet mirror? It's been timing out on me for a while now.

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#21 2008-12-23 01:58:30

Super Jamie
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Re: iinet to Mirror Arch? (Australia & New Zealand)

I've been getting timeouts alot too, I guess iiFTP is at capacity?

I'm filing a mirror request on 3FL, that's within the iiNet freezone too.

http://www.3fl.net.au/forums/viewtopic.php?p=15019

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#22 2008-12-23 03:03:12

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Re: iinet to Mirror Arch? (Australia & New Zealand)

Nice work.  I'm in Perth so I guess this will mean that it will be free bandwidth for me using WAIX!  Woot!

New user, loving Arch after starting on Ubuntu and then Fedora (for the last 4 years combined).  I love the whole approach of Arch and its KISS principals.

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#23 2008-12-23 09:17:04

Super Jamie
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Re: iinet to Mirror Arch? (Australia & New Zealand)

I'm only new here myself, Arch is a great distro hey smile

There are also mirrors on Internode and Pacific.net.au. I get amazing speeds from aarnet here in Brisbane, but that's Pipe not WAIX, and it's not in the Freezone.

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#24 2008-12-23 13:15:10

markc
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Re: iinet to Mirror Arch? (Australia & New Zealand)

@Super Jamie: how do you tap into PipeNetworks @ Brisbane? (I use TPG down on the GC)

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#25 2008-12-25 07:36:21

Super Jamie
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Re: iinet to Mirror Arch? (Australia & New Zealand)

I work for a business-only service provider smile Still, it's very fast on my home iiNet connection too.

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