Opened 17 months ago

Last modified 2 weeks ago

#22150 new defect

Our website mirror community needs some love

Reported by: arma Owned by: ilv
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Community/Mirrors Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: Samdney, phoul, alison, linda, aquintex Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points:
Reviewer: Sponsor:

Description

(I'm using the Applications -> GetTor component, since there is nothing suitable in the Community component. Maybe that ought to get fixed too? I'm not sure.)

We have a pile of website mirrors:
https://www.torproject.org/getinvolved/mirrors
along with instructions for setting up a mirror:
https://www.torproject.org/docs/running-a-mirror
and a mailing list with our excited mirror operator volunteers:
https://lists.torproject.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/tor-mirrors

The first page above is generated from a script in the webwml repository:
'make mirrors' runs ./update-mirrors.pl which pulls in the entries from include/tor-mirrors.csv.

I just ran the script today (May 3 2017):
https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-commits/2017-May/122271.html
and it looks like it was last run in Sept 2016.

So:

A) We should think about ways to automate the script. Maybe we shouldn't spend too much energy on this one until we've thought about how the mirror pages will fit into the future website redo.

B) We should figure out how to handle the community of mirror operators better. There's a mailing list, tor-mirrors, where people send mail to sign up their mirrors, and then nobody does anything. I bet we can improve on that process. :)

Child Tickets

TicketStatusOwnerSummaryComponent
#22178newlindaWebsite redesign: Mirror list siteCommunity/Mirrors
#22179newWebsite redesign/Support portal: Instructions - Setting up a mirrorCommunity/Mirrors
#22181newWhat can we do for mirror operator communityCommunity/Mirrors
#22182newSamdneyRevision of perl script for updating mirror page on websiteCommunity/Mirrors
#27585assignedtraumschuleRevision of tor-mirrors.csvCommunity/Mirrors
#27586newInvestigate if mirrorbits is an option to balance downloadsCommunity/Mirrors

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 17 months ago by arma

Cc: aquintex added

Adding John to the cc, since he did the Sept mirror run and might still be happy to help in some way.

comment:2 Changed 17 months ago by Samdney

Objective

=> Making the mirror stuff better!

Which includes the following topics:

  1. Website/Support portal content
  2. Mailing list
  3. Mirror community
  4. Back end script for generating the table of mirrors

Relevant LInks

[1] List of website mirrors

https://www.torproject.org/getinvolved/mirrors

[2] Instructions: Setup a mirror

https://www.torproject.org/docs/running-a-mirror

[3] Mailing list

https://lists.torproject.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/tor-mirrors

[4] Perl script

https://gitweb.torproject.org/project/web/webwml.git/tree/update-mirrors.pl

Last edited 17 months ago by Samdney (previous) (diff)

comment:3 Changed 2 weeks ago by teor

Component: Applications/GetTorCommunity/Mirrors

Move to Community/Mirrors, see #27583

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