From: Vincent Cunniffe (vincent at domain cunniffe.net)
Date: Sun 02 Sep 2001 - 04:46:30 IST
kevin lyda wrote:
> has anyone tried red carpet? wow. very nice.
Yes. They've been doing a lot of work recently on RPM versioning, dependencies,
etc., and it's become a lot more stable and powerful now.
> i'm curious about it's caching features. if i have a network of machines,
> can they share a cache?
Yes, you just configure it to use a specific directory as a cache, which can
of course be remote-mounted. Can also be told to use proxies, firewalls,
Once any machine using the cache has successfully downloaded a specific file,
it will automatically be used locally should any other machine using that
cache request the same file.
Synchronisation can be done either through red-carpet itself, or simply by
using something like wget or rsync on a known remote Ximian mirror for the
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