Feb 7, 2011, 6:45:59 PM2/7/11
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To Whom Who It May Concern,
Hi, I am from DebMal (Debian User Community Malaysia).
I am writing this email to you with some hope and I do hope that my wish can be granted, for the benefit of a lot people in Malaysia, especially those who are using Linux as their primary operating system for daily use.
Here, I would like to request for Debian Linux mirror to be hosted by your University/Company/Datacenter.
I wish that you can host both archive repo mirror and cd images mirror for Debian Linux.
Debian Linux is a well known operating system which its project was started since 16 August 1993 by Ian Murdock and his wife Debra Lynn.
It is currently widely used on servers as well as desktops/laptops.
There are currently a lot of Linux distributions are actually built based on Debian Linux.
Example, they are Ubuntu, MEPIS, Dreamlinux, Knoppix, Linspire, Linux Mint and a lot more.
You may read the detail history of Debian Linux at these two links at below.http://www.debian.org/intro/about
Debian had just released its version 6 (Squeeze) at 6th February 2011.
And it is expected that the Education version (Debian-Edu/SkoleLinux) as well as the Medical version (Debian-Med) will soon having a new version release as well.
By having Debian Linux mirror in Malaysia, it will be benefiting a lot of people, especially for academic purpose as well as for those who are doing R&D using this Linux distribution.
Here is the website where you can refer where to rsync the archive from.
It is great to have all architectures archive to be host by you.
But if the disk space is something to concern about, I would hope that at least the i386 and the amd64 archive can be hosted by you.
I hope that I will hear good news from you, and I would like to thank you in advance.
Debian User Community (Malaysia)