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Re: Download mirrors.


Hi Wayne,

Thank your for the heads up and Digi-Key for the willingness.

For the moment I don't think it will be needed as such. We moved to an S3
bucket thing with he CERN services, I am not sure how it scales with
multiple downloads and how well it works on locations remote from Europe,
time will tell. You could try to test it as well. See [1]. It could be a
way to optimize later on.

I have not really tried to test multiple downloads from it systematically,
but my understanding is that it should perform fairly well in comparison to
the old downloads server. We also have the futureware mirror at [2],
although it has not been migrated completely. I think the usual download
speed if you are on a good connection yourself will be around 40 to 50 MB/s
or so. I think that is ok.

They should be free to ping me directly, I will probably CC you, some CERN
folks and some other trustees as I see fit.

Nick Østergaard

[1] https://kicad-downloads.s3.cern.ch/index.html
[2] http://www2.futureware.at/~nickoe/kicad-downloads-mirror/

On Wed, 6 Feb 2019 at 21:53, Wayne Stambaugh <stambaughw@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> This is primarily a question for the folks setting up and maintaining
> our download server but it does effect everyone who downloads KiCad
> packages.  Digi-Key has offer to provide a download mirror for us if we
> are interested.  I think the extra download bandwidth would be a good
> thing given the size of our downloads but I wanted to make sure it
> doesn't cause any issues with CERN or our server maintainers.  If
> everyone is OK with it, I will contact Digi-Key and get the relevant
> parties involved.
> Cheers,
> Wayne
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