[ros-users] request for help: mirroring and better wiki exporting

Ken Conley kwc at willowgarage.com
Fri Nov 18 01:07:33 UTC 2011

We get about 30,000 pageviews/day.  I don't have precise bandwidth
stats available, but the traffic would be predominantly text.

 - Ken

On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 4:54 PM, Benjamin Cohen <bencohen2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Brian & Felix,
> How much traffic can be expected from a mirror when ros.org is working
> correctly and when it's not?  I would be interested to know how much
> bandwidth is expected to be used by a mirror server per month?  If it's not
> too much I'll see about setting one up at penn.
> -- ben
> On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 7:42 PM, Brian Gerkey <gerkey at willowgarage.com>
> wrote:
>> hi,
>> With the recent disk crash and then blackout at Willow, we've all
>> experienced the pain of not being able to access the wiki.  Hopefully
>> it'll be a while before the next outage, but it will surely come, for
>> one reason or another.
>> So, two requests for help:
>> (1) It would be nice to have another couple of mirrors of the wiki.
>> Felix Endres maintains one at Freiburg
>> (http://ros.informatik.uni-freiburg.de/roswiki/), and he documented
>> his process for setting it up
>> (http://answers.ros.org/question/977/create-a-rosorg-wiki-mirror).
>> Any volunteers for hosting more mirrors?  Two in North America (east
>> coast and west coast), and one in Asia ought to do it.
>> (2) The wiki export system is primitive, to say the least.  This
>> ticket describes some important missing features, and includes the
>> script that we're using to do the export:
>> https://code.ros.org/trac/ros/ticket/3281.  Any volunteers to work on
>> improving the export system?  E.g., we might be able to use Moin's own
>> synchronization system (I wasn't able to make it work, but I'm sure
>> that somebody can).  And there's probably a way to dump the whole
>> thing into a PDF, which some people might prefer for offline viewing.
>>        thanks,
>>        brian.
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