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Task #3097

Try out MirrorBits as replacement for MirrorBrain

Added by Guilhem Moulin 11 months ago. Updated 6 months ago.

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Mirrors
Target version:
Team - Q4/2020
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MirrorBrain has served us well but is unfortunately no longer developed, so these shortcomings are unlikely to be fixed:
  • Dependency on legacy GeoIP databases, which are no longer updated hence will be less and less accurate over time (meaning folks might be redirected to a mirror on the other side of the world and rightfully complain about slow downloads)
  • Clients connecting via TLS might be redirected to an http:// mirror
  • Clients over v6 might be redirected to a v4-only mirror
  • Dependency on Apache2

MirrorBits seems a promising replacement: https://github.com/etix/mirrorbits . We need to investigate if it plays well with our tooling, incl. scanning and metric collection tools.

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#1

Updated by Florian Effenberger 6 months ago

  • Target version changed from Q2/2020 to Q4/2020

Aiming for a first look during Q4
Good topic for a volunteer, but then important enough to look into it before the end of the year

#3

Updated by Guilhem Moulin 6 months ago

Thanks, migration has been a recurring discussion topic in the infra calls too — minutes from the Jan and May calls in particular are worth reading.

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