Rethinking rsync at Mozilla

Some time ago Mozilla moved away from volunteer servers for delivering installers and updates to our end users, but we still offer two rsync modules

  • mozilla-current – just the latest Firefox and Thunderbird releases
  • mozilla-releases – a wider set of recent releases

Both of these have been unmaintained for some time, so they are out of date (1 year) and huge (500GB) respectively. We still serve quite a lot of traffic through those modules, although there were no complaints when it was down for a few days recently.

I’m interested to hear opinions on whether we should maintain rsync access to release bits. From the logs it’s clear some of former mirrors are still pulling data, which is fine if it’s intentional rather than legacy. There may be other use cases we’re not aware of, so please let us know in the comments or on bug 807543.

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Posted on May 12, 2014, in Mozilla. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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