how rsync works

Donovan Baarda abo at
Thu Nov 27 09:52:53 EST 2003

On Tue, 2003-11-25 at 06:04, jw schultz wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 24, 2003 at 09:14:56AM -0600, John Van Essen wrote:
> I had thought so too but now i'm less sure.
> I put it up on October 26th -- for discussion. 
> In the next 14 days there were hits from 107 unique IPs, 73
> of which were in the first 4 days.  Then it settled down to a
> slow, declining, trickle that could have been naught but
> robots.  But no one said anything online or off.  So on the
> 8th of November i took it down.  Now over two weeks after i
> took it down and four since putting it up you are the first
> person to even acknowledge it.

I had a look at it and thought it was good...

> The intent was to, if there is interest, get feedback to
> polish the document for placement on the web site.  Or to
> let someone who is perhaps a better writer take it over.
> Not to self-publish the thing.  Perhaps i had to high of
> expectations but i expected at least one or two would say
> something, even if it was just "yuck" or "its a start"
> before knowledge of it subsided into archives.

I didn't comment at the time because none of the above applied to me,
and I was slack :-(

> I'll put it back up if i hear more than just a whimper.

At the time I read it I thought; good, something I can point people at
when they ask me. I think it was a good resource.

Donovan Baarda <abo at>

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