[Catalog-sig] Fwd: [Distutils] Proposal: Move PyPI static data to the cloud for better availability
Simon de Vlieger
simon at ikanobori.jp
Tue Jun 15 23:50:43 CEST 2010
I am forwarding this message as I initially posted my message to the
wrong mailinglist (distutils) and Martin has responded on that list.
Begin forwarded message:
> From: "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de>
> Date: 15 juni 2010 22:00:18 GMT+02:00
> To: Simon de Vlieger <simon at ikanobori.jp>
> Cc: Mathieu Leduc-Hamel <marrakis at gmail.com>, distutils-sig at python.org
> Subject: Re: [Distutils] [Catalog-sig] Proposal: Move PyPI static
> data to the cloud for better availability
>> Is there any Nagios monitoring in place or is there the need to have
>> some external reliability monitoring in place?
> There is no external monitoring in place that I know of. I know ZC
> had some monitoring that was supposed to send me an email, but that
> was setup a few years ago, and recently didn't report the downtime.
> My own mirroring reported the downtime (indirectly, by reporting
> that it couldn't mirror anymore); this is how I noticed one of the
> recent outages.
>> I can set up a Nagios machine to check the HTTP status of PyPi.
> If it's easy to setup: why not? What exactly would that check?
>>> As you said, we may have the same problem in the future on all
>>> mirroring nodes ...
>> Yes, there should be some more investigative work be done on the
>> of the apparent unreliability.
> The pep381mirror software produces a set of static files on the
> mirror, so you don't need to run PyPI itself. I merely use Apache to
> serve the PyPI mirrors.
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