2004-09-03 · in Ideas · 250 words

The UK Mirror Service uses the homebrew "syncfs" program to do FTP mirroring. This has a number of useful features aimed at getting the best performance when mirroring slow upstream sites. However, FTP is (quite reasonably) falling out of favour as a mirroring protocol; we tend to prefer rsync these days. Some of syncfs's features would be worth porting to rsync: