[GRASSweb-list]markus: web grass.mirrors.html,1.48,1.49

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Thu Jan 23 03:45:12 EST 2003

Author: markus

Update of /grassrepository/web
In directory doto:/tmp/cvs-serv393

Modified Files:
Log Message:
mirror text hopefully improved (BTW: native speakers are always invited to fix the grammar :-)

Index: grass.mirrors.html
RCS file: /grassrepository/web/grass.mirrors.html,v
retrieving revision 1.48
retrieving revision 1.49
diff -u -d -r1.48 -r1.49
--- grass.mirrors.html	7 Jan 2003 15:53:49 -0000	1.48
+++ grass.mirrors.html	23 Jan 2003 08:45:10 -0000	1.49
@@ -360,28 +360,35 @@
-Become one of our mirrors!</h2>
+Become a GRASS mirror site!</h2>
 <b>WANTED: Indian mirror, ...</b>
-<p>[Such a GRASS mirror needs 350-600 MB of
-space, the space requirement may vary due to the varying presence of precompiled
-<br>Due to the high network traffic on our
-main sites resulting in timed-out connections we encourage you to mirror
-this site.
-<br>If you would like to support the GRASS
-community, do not hesitate to <a href="mailto:weblist at grass.itc.it">contact us</a>.
-<br>The master site at ITC-irst (grass.itc.it)
-supports the <a href="http://rsync.samba.org/">"rsync"</a> software to
-run the download job automatically overnight. The "rsync" mirror software
-only copies changed files which leads to a heavily reduced network traffic.
-<p>How to mirror:
-<br>Add a cron-job call (crontab) for rsync
-(after installing rsync locally):
-<pre>/usr/bin/rsync -r --delete --times --links grass.itc.it::grass /mirror/grass/</pre>
-This will copy the grass site to your local
-directory /mirror/grass/
-<br>Please don't forget to tell us about your
-mirror site for this mirror list.
+Help support your favorite Free Software GIS and become a mirror. Due to the
+high network traffic on our main site sometimes resulting in timed-out
+connections we encourage you to mirror this site.
+<p>A GRASS mirror site requires 500-600 MB  space, the space requirements
+may vary due to the changing presence of precompiled binaries. If you would
+like to support the GRASS community, do not hesitate to
+<a href="mailto:weblist at grass.itc.it">contact us</a>.
+<br>The master site at ITC-irst (grass.itc.it) supports the <a
+href="http://rsync.samba.org/">"rsync"</a> software protocol to synchronize
+the mirrors automatically overnight. The idea of using "rsync" mirror
+software is that only changed files are downloaded which minimizes the
+network traffic.
+<p>How to set up a mirror site:
+<li>Install the <a href="http://rsync.samba.org/">rsync</a> software.
+<li>Define a daily cron-job (in 'crontab') for rsync:<br>
+    <tt>/usr/bin/rsync -r --delete --times --links grass.itc.it::grass /mirror/grass/</tt><br>
+    This will copy/update the grass site to your local directory /mirror/grass/
+<li>Check if the synchronization works the next day(s).
+<li>Announce the new mirror site for this mirror list to <a href="mailto:weblist at grass.itc.it">us</a>.
 Distribute GRASS!</h2>
 If you are a software distributor (for example
@@ -390,12 +397,12 @@
 General Public License (GPL)</a>. Please add the latest GRASS 5.0 versions
 to avoid confusion. We would be glad to receive a note if you distribute
-<br>Want a GRASS logogram? <a href="download.html#logos">download
+<p>Want a GRASS logogram? <a href="download.html#logos">download here</a>.
 <!-- FOOTER -->
-<DIV ALIGN=right>&copy; 1999-2002 GRASS Development Team<br>
+<DIV ALIGN=right>&copy; 1999-2003 GRASS Development Team<br>
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