Re: [mirrorbrain] Authenticating downloads?

From: Peter Pöml <>
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2010 14:56:08 +0100
Hi Oliver,

Am 11.11.2010 um 12:41 schrieb Oliver Beattie:
> Sorry for my delayed response — have had a bit of a crazy couple of weeks. That's absolutely amazing you've rolled that functionality into a release, I am over the moon and it looks like precisely what we need. I am going to be implementing and testing it in a production environment in the next week or so, and I'll report back if I have any problems or questions :)
> Thank you also for fixing it to be able to work behind authentication… again, this is perfect for us and means we should be able to use it without any proxy involvement at all. I will certainly post back with whatever script (however simple it is) we end up using on the mirrors to validate the signatures, so anyone wanting to use it in future should find it relatively straightforward.
> Again, I can't thank you enough, I think it's absolutely unbelievable that I was able to ask for a new feature and have it implemented in a full release by the end of the week!
> —Oliver

Thanks for the feedback. It's nice to know that the new features might be useful to you! Let me know how it goes.

One note (about which I am not sure if I already mentioned it): since you said that the clients are often within corporate networks, you'll probably want an exact mirror selection that not only relies on GeoIP country. Therefore, it will be very useful to also use mod_asn, which allows mirrors to be selected more precisely, at the level of network prefix and autonomous system. That will keep all traffic local to those networks.

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