Tag Archives: central

New Feature in Nexus 1.3: Mirror Support


March 10, 2009 By
Brian Fox

There are many mirrors of the Central repository out there, but they are mostly under-utilized. I believe this occurs for two reasons: Users don’t know they exist – it’s not easy to find a good source for these URLs and locations. Users don’t have confidence in the mirrors – They don’t know how frequently they […]

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Interview with Brian Fox: Part 2 of 3: Saving Central


February 27, 2009 By
Tim O'Brien

In this short, two-minute excerpt from my interview with Brian Fox, he describes the steps Sonatype took to mitigate the load and bandwidth problem which were affecting the Central Maven Repository late last year. While short, this audio contains some very useful information for anyone facing similar traffic problems. You’ll hear him talk about the […]

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Central Maven Repository Traffic: Using S3


December 24, 2008 By
Brian Fox

Yesterday, in Central Maven Repository Traffic: Investigation and Analysis, I wrote about the analysis involved in tracking down the increasing load on Central. By identifiying some misbehaving tools, we were able to reduce the traffic from a 98 Mbps average down to 60-80 Mbps.  In this post, I discuss the next step toward a Central […]

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Central Maven Repository Traffic: Investigation and Analysis


December 23, 2008 By
Brian Fox

For several months starting in August, the use of the Maven Central Repository has seen a dramatic increase in traffic.  This is a great indicator of the adoption of Maven and other tools that recognize the value of a shared binary repository. It also set in motion a series of upgrades and changes required to […]

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