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On 5/7/2020 at 10:14 AM, Kowmad said:

Is there a need for another mirror to host missions and game files at this time?

The number of mirrors is not too high today, and new mirror would definitely be welcome.

However, we have been split on the question of whether we could use a server as official mirror when its owner has zero posts on these forums. The TDM code does not properly verify downloads, so we must be sure that mirrors owners can be trusted. Sorry.

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19 hours ago, stgatilov said:

The number of mirrors is not too high today, and new mirror would definitely be welcome.

However, we have been split on the question of whether we could use a server as official mirror when its owner has zero posts on these forums. The TDM code does not properly verify downloads, so we must be sure that mirrors owners can be trusted. Sorry.

That's understandable. I am still new to the community and thought I found a way to help out with what I had on hand. I'll be sure to contribute more in the future.

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Hello again, @Kowmad !

Over the long year, we have revamped our system of mirrors, both for the game itself and for the FMs.
Now it should be much easier and safer to add an HTTP server to mirrors.

We would be happy to add your server as a mirror if you still want to do so!

The hard requirements are:

  1. TDM game takes 6 GB, FMs take 9 GB. So you need at least 20 GB of storage.
  2. Server must allow to download files via HTTP protocol by direct URL. That's what HTTP servers always do, actually 😁
  3. Run rsync pull every hour/day/week to synchronize data.
  4. For TDM game mirror, server must support multipart byteranges. For FMs mirror, it is not necessary.

As for other things, the outbound traffic on mirrors is rather high. The rough order is terabyte per month.

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