[Distutils] What to do about the PyPI mirrors

Donald Stufft donald at stufft.io
Sun Aug 4 02:17:03 CEST 2013

On Jul 25, 2013, at 1:38 AM, Richard Jones <r1chardj0n3s at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I've just been contacted by someone who's set up a new public mirror
> of PyPI and would like it integrated into the mirror ecosystem.
> I think it's probably time we thought about how to demote the mirrors:
> - they cause problems with security (being under the python.org domain
> causes various issues including inability to use HTTPS and cookie
> issues)
> - they're no longer necessary thanks to the CDN work
> So, things to do:
> - links and information on PyPI itself can be removed
> - tools that use mirrors still need to be able to but mention of using
> public mirrors is probably something to demote
> These are just rough thoughts that occurred to me just now.
>    Richard
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Can we close the loop on this? Ideally I think any public mirrors
should need to register their own domain name. We can either
maintain a list of unofficial mirrors, or Ken Cochrane has been
doing a good job I think of keeping a list (as well as tracking some
basic stats) at http://pypi-mirrors.org/ so maybe we can just point
people to that as the list of mirrors?

Ideally we should get all of them off the *.python.org namespace.

Donald Stufft
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