Re: please test: Secure ports tree updating

From: Eric Anderson (
Date: 10/27/04

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    Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2004 09:37:17 -0500
    To: Marton Kenyeres <>

    Marton Kenyeres wrote:
    > I'm thinking about making some mesurements with different updating
    > methods (AnonCVS, CVSup, CVSync, rsync, portsnap come to mind) over
    > symmetric and asymmetric lines.
    > Any suggestions on what typical usage scenarios and updating practices
    > might be are welcome. (e.g. once a day / once a week / when freshports
    > notifies me that something on my watchlist has changed).

    I find the longer I wait, the more time cvsup takes. It isn't that it's
    slow, it's just that portsnap seems faster in this case.

    Has anyone thought about using bittorrent to pass the portsnap binary
    around? That would remove the 'mirror' issue possibly.

    I cvsup in swarms - a couple times daily for about 2-3 days, then when
    my ports are all happy, I don't do it for a couple more weeks.

    I don't think Colin was trying to spread fud (at least I certainly
    didn't take it that way), I think he was just trying to make a point
    that cvsup can be time consuming if you don't update often. However, if
    you DO update often, it IS pretty fast.

    I'm interested to hear what the results are..


    Eric Anderson     Sr. Systems Administrator    Centaur Technology
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