Commits (2)
Title: Google Cloud backed Debian mirror
Date: 2017-12-21 23:00
Category: Software
Subfeeds: debian-planet
Status: draft
It's been some time that someone at Google told us that they had problems providing a stable mirror of Debian for use by their cloud platform.
I wanted to give it a try and see what the platform can give us.
At this time I was already responsible for the Debian mirror network inside Microsoft Azure.
So I started to generalize a setup of Debian mirrors in cloud environments.
I applied the setup to both Google Cloud Engine and Amazon EC2.
The setup on the Google Cloud works pretty fine.
I scraped the EC2 setup for now, as it can neither provide the throughput, nor the inter-region connectivity to at a level that can compete with Google.
So I'd like to proudly present a test setup of a Google Cloud backed Debian mirror.
It provides access to the [main](http://debian.gce-test.mirrors.debian.org/debian/) and [security](http://security.gce-test.mirrors.debian.org/debian-security/) archive.
I would be glad to see a bit more traffic on it.
I'd like to asses if there are problems, both with synchronicity and reacheability.
They can be used by adding one of the following to your `sources.list`:
deb http://debian.gce-test.mirrors.debian.org/debian stretch main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.gce-test.mirrors.debian.org/debian buster main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.gce-test.mirrors.debian.org/debian sid main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.gce-test.mirrors.debian.org/debian experimental main contrib non-free
If you do and see problems, please report them back to me at [waldi@debian.org](mailto:waldi@debian.org).
Also please note that Google stores load balancer logs for seven days, including the client IP.
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