Discontinuing rsync service on archive.debian.org

The proposed and previously
announced
changes to the rsync service have become effective with archive.debian.org
hostname now being discontinued.

The worldwide Debian mirrors network has served archive.debian.org via
both HTTP and rsync. As part of improving the reliability of the service for
users, the Debian mirrors team is separating the access methods to different
host names:

  • http://archive.debian.org/ will remain the entry point for HTTP
    clients such as APT

  • rsync://rsync.archive.debian.org/debian-archive/ is now available for
    those who wish to mirror all or parts of the archives.

rsync service on archive.debian.org has stopped, and we encourage anyone using
the service to migrate to the new host name as soon as possible.

If you are currently using rsync to the debian-archive from a debian.org
server that forms part of the archive.debian.org rotation, we also encourage
Administrators to move to the new service name. This will allow us to better
manage which back-end servers offer rsync service in future.

Note that due to its nature the content of archive.debian.org does not
change frequently – generally there will be several months, possibly
more than a year, between updates – so checking for updates more than
once a day is unnecessary.

For additional information please reach out to the
Debian Mirrors Team maillist.

Debian Linux Open Source Servers