[OSGeo Africa] Wanted: Institution for Mirror for GRASS?

Rainer M Krug r.m.krug at gmail.com
Fri Jan 18 06:34:11 PST 2013

Hi Gavin

thanks - should have contacted you before, as I was in contact with SUN (Geography) as well and
they told me that you are already talking to them.

The other problem I had with sun mirrors is that they are really slow from outside sun (although
very nice within the SUN network). When SUN is setting up a GRASS mirror, it should be available
from outside SUN.

But as you say: additional mirrors are very welcome, especially if they are further north.

Are there any other African Universities represented on this list which could add some bandwidth
and hdd space for a GRASS mirror?



On 18/01/13 15:26, Gavin Fleming wrote:
> I have made a request to the University of Stellenbosch, who already host an Ubuntu mirror and
> we are corresponding about it as I write.
> Any other offers still welcome of course. I see there is / was one in Namibia, not sure if
> that's still up.
> Gavin
> On 18/01/2013 16:12, Rainer M Krug wrote:
>> Hi
>> GRASS is looking for institutions / companies / ... to host a mirror for GRASS, mas there
>> are bandwidth problems reported from Africa. Des anybody on this list has any suggestions or
>> would like to host a mirror? Mirror size is about 2.5GB and setup is easy (see 
>> http://grass.osgeo.org/mirrors/ fr details).
>> If you are able to host one, please let me know.
>> If you already have one but have not announced it to GRASS, please do so.
>> Thanks,
>> Rainer

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