[mirrorbrain-commits] r8111 - /trunk/docs/installation/initial_config.rst

From: <poeml_at_mirrorbrain.org>
Date: Sun, 05 Sep 2010 22:17:28 -0000
Author: poeml
Date: Mon Sep  6 00:17:27 2010
New Revision: 8111

URL: http://svn.mirrorbrain.org/viewvc/mirrorbrain?rev=8111&view=rev
docs/installation/initial_config: clarifying note about fake trees & real file trees.


Modified: trunk/docs/installation/initial_config.rst
URL: http://svn.mirrorbrain.org/viewvc/mirrorbrain/trunk/docs/installation/initial_config.rst?rev=8111&r1=8110&r2=8111&view=diff
--- trunk/docs/installation/initial_config.rst (original)
+++ trunk/docs/installation/initial_config.rst Mon Sep  6 00:17:27 2010
_at_@ -34,12 +34,20 @@
 files. (The directive can be configured individually per directory in Apache
 config.) See the `2.11.0 release notes`_ for details.
-Note that if you have the files locally, you can automatically maintain
+Note that if you *do* have the *real* files locally, you can automatically maintain
 cryptographic hashes of them in the database; running with pseudo files cuts on
 some very useful features. In addition, the local files are always available to
 deliver them directly, which is a good fallback behaviour for files that are
 not mirrored at all, files that have not arrived on any mirror just yet, and so
+on. Of course, you can also make sure that files are never delivered from the
+redirector (in other words, it redirects always).
+.. note::
+   In summary: a tree with real files is required, if you want to serve any
+   hashes, zsync, or torrents. But you can make sure that the content is always
+   redirected.  The "fake tree" that you can create with null-rsync is good
+   *only* for pure redirection. (And Metalinks without hashes.) The server
+   doesn't know any content then; only file path, size, mtime, nothing else.
 .. _`2.11.0 release notes`: http://mirrorbrain.org/docs/changes/#release-2-11-0-r7896-dec-2-2009

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