Sunsetting rsync.theforeman.org


We’re plannig to shutdown rsync.theforeman.org on 2024-06-03, if you’re using it to mirror our repositories, please switch to HTTP(S) based mirroring.

Today we run an rsyncd on our webserver to offer a set of shares:

  • yum - our RPM packages (same content as yum.theforeman.org)
  • deb - our Debian packages (same content as deb.theforeman.org)
  • archivedeb - our old Debian packages (same content as archivedeb.theforeman.org)
  • downloads - misc downloads, especially release tarballs (same content as downloads.theforeman.org)
  • debug-incoming - write-only share for foreman-debug uploads

Our CDN provider (Fastly) doesn’t support rsync, so whenever someone tries to download things via rsync, it hits our webserver directly, instead of being served from a CDN (which is both quicker and cheaper).

Additionally, we’re currently planing the move (and split) of our webserver, which would make offering rsync more complicated.

With all that, we decided to discontinue the service altogether on 2024-06-03.

If you need to mirror our repositories, Katello and Pulp can do that for you via HTTP(S), and so can debmirror and dnf reposync.


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