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Re: GNU mirror going away
> > Besides, I don't like to mirror from intermediate sites, since that
> > doubles the number of systems I have to trust.
> Then mirror more than one thing from ANL. Besides, that will
> then *reduce*
> the number of systems you have to trust. :=)
No, it increases it by 1. He has to trust ANL and the source
that ANL gets it information.
> > I won't mirror from ANL, but I might mirror from SuSE directly.
> It's a *mirror*. Who cares where it's from? Your position
> makes no sense.
Makes sense to me. If I download something from luci, I have to
trust that luci hasn't been hacked, and Steve isn't trying to
pull a fast one. The more links in the chain, the bigger the
opportunity for a problem.
> Unless its an ego thing that you being able to mirror from a
> primary site is
> somehow more "special" than any other mirror? But that's
> orthogonal to the
> whole point of a "mirror" -- to be an exact duplicate of the
> original. They're
> all the same, so no "mirror" is any better or worse than any
> other "mirror".
Yes, but unfortunately we don't live in a perfect world where
everyone is honest, everyone is competent, and no one makes
mistakes. The longer the chain, the more likely there is a
problem. I say good for Steve for trying to limit the risk.
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