[Haskell-cafe] Offer to mirror Hackage

Ozgur Akgun ozgurakgun at gmail.com
Sat Dec 4 19:34:42 CET 2010

This is a very generous offer. However, I must say I like the following idea


On 4 December 2010 16:31, Dan Knapp <dankna at gmail.com> wrote:

> With Hackage down, now seemed like a good time to push this issue
> again.  It's such an important site to us that it's really rather a
> shame there are no mirrors of it.  I have a personal-and-business
> server in a data center in Newark, with a fair chunk of bandwidth,
> which I'd like to offer for a permanent mirror.  Is there interest in
> this?  Who do I need to talk to for it to happen?
> Strategy-wise, I think the best approach is round-robin DNS, since
> that's transparent to the end user - everything would still appear at
> the URL it's at now, but behind-the-scenes magic would let things keep
> working when one or the other site is down.  I haven't personally set
> up such a system before but I'm willing to take on the burden of
> figuring it out.
> So I have a better idea of what I'm signing up for, can anyone tell me
> how much disk space and how much bandwidth per month Hackage uses?  I
> have a fair chunk of both, as I say, but I'd like to know in advance
> to ensure that things go smoothly.
> As for what I'd want in return for this, really nothing.  I wouldn't
> say no to an unobtrusive mention somewhere on the site, but I'd be
> happy just knowing I'd given something back to the Haskell community,
> which has given a lot to me.
> --
> Dan Knapp
> "An infallible method of conciliating a tiger is to allow oneself to
> be devoured." (Konrad Adenauer)
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Ozgur Akgun
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