08/30/2021 - Optical network development


 

Today, the optical network of the service will be developed. It is highly unlikely that the work will cause a service outage, but if it does, the problem will be resolved as soon as possible.

Thank you for your understanding in advance!

 



08/18/2021 - Zorin OS download problem


 

Unfortunately, yesterday and today there was a few hours of downtime in the availability of the ZorinOS library on the server - installation images.

The source of the problem (was) various.

ZorinOS redirected a lot of downloads to the server, which ran out of bandwidth.

The server was added to an external torrent without prior notice, which further increased the load.

ZorinOS's load balancing system is not working properly, so it did not remove the server from the list of active mirrors when the directory was removed.

When the problem was detected, the download of Zorin-OS-16-Core-64-bit.iso was temporarily redirected to dotsrc.org (2x10Gb/s), so 404 could be bypassed and the bandwidth was retained too.

The problems are being reported. A solution is likely to be found soon. By the way, this is the first release of ZorinOS that is not "powered" by SourceForge.

ZorinOS's mirror list can be found here: https://zorin.com/os/mirrors/

 

Update: the redirection was removed shortly after midnight yesterday, Zorin OS will use a more advanced system to distribute downloads to mirrors in a few weeks, in the meantime you can download the distribution from QM from this link.

Thanks again to the dotsrc.org team for their help!

 



07/13/2021 - ISP regional central network problem


 

Due to an ISP regional network problem, there were service outages from 7:15 pm for about an hour and a half.

Service has been restored on super.quantum-mirror.hu, but nova.quantum-mirror.hu is still down thus, incoming connections were temporarily redirected to super.quantum-mirror.hu.

As a result, the upload bandwidth of the service has been halved, resulting in a slowdown in downloads. As soon as the other line restored, everything will be back to normnal.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and patience!

Update: By 10:20 pm, the service was restored.

 



01/16/2021 - ISP nationwide network maintenance


 

"Dear Customers!

Our employees will perform maintenance and development work on 01/19/2021 between 01:00 am and 06:00 am and on 01/21/2021 between 01:00 am and 06:00 am on our nationwide network, so there may be outages in our internet services.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding!"

 



01/11/2021 - ISP maintenance


 

"Dear Customers!

Our employees will perform maintenance work on 01/15/2021 between 00:01 am and 02:00 am of our Miskolc network, therefore there may be outages in the internet service.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding!"

 



12/14/2020 - ISP nationwide network problem resolved


 

The nationwide network error on the ISP's side was fixed a few days ago.

Based on tests performed in recent days, the network speed of the Quantum Mirror has stabilized - for both foreign and domestic use - and is suitable again for quality service. Due to the tests, mainly on 12/13/2020, there was a temporary slight slowdown in downloads in the early evening and evening hours.

The Quantum Mirror is still looking foward to its users with a lot of love and bandwidth!

Thank you for your patience in retrospect!

 



12/11/2020 - Nationwide network problem


 

Due to a serious nationwide network problem, presumably affecting multiple service providers, the service is currently operating with extremely volatile network access.

Those who use the server from abroad should definitely switch to another server for this hopefully short transition period and those who connect from within the country and notice a connection problem or slowdown during downloads and updates, it is also worth trying another domestic or foreign server to see if the situation improves.

Unfortunately, an anomaly that has been detected on the network for at least 1 month also affects synchronization from foreign servers, because sometimes there are slowdowns and connectivity problems, so it is possible that the distributions on the server will not be in the latest state. You can check this on the status page.

Thank you in advance for your patience!

 



12/07/2020 - ISP central network problem and nationwide network maintenance


 

Unfortunately, there have been a lot of outages, slowdowns, and connectivity issues lately, which still stem from an anomaly that occurred on the service provider’s network on November 19, 2020. The service provider confirmed several times during the weeks of correspondence that they were struggling with a central network failure, but unfortunately could not determine the exact future date for its correction.

I really hope that with the nationwide network maintenance announced below - and the introduction of their 100Gb/s BIX line - the problem will be permanently eliminated. If this does not happen, I will definitely signal to you that you are aware of this, and I will try to introduce the aforementioned backup line as soon as possible to bridge this extremely inconvenient problem.

Thank you in advance for your understading and patience!

 

"Dear Customers!

On 12/07/2020, between 00:01 am and 02:00 am , our employees will perform maintenance and development works affecting our national network, therefore there may be outages in our internet services.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding!"

 



11/27/2020 - Quantum Mirror turned 4 years old


 

 



11/23/2020 - ISP network problem resolved


 

Network error on the ISP's side was resolved on 11/20/2020 at 8:20 pm, minor anomalies that do not significantly affect the quality of the service can still be experienced, but hopefully they will disappear soon.

Special thanks to the service provider’s customer service staff member for his quick contact, help, and I hope the minimal information provided to the service provider has been helpful in assessing the extent of the problem.

Quantum Mirror continues to make it a priority to provide high-quality service to its users, so by the middle of next year at the latest, ISP redundancy will be implemented in the framework of a network development, as well as a significant increase in upload bandwidth.

Thank you in advance for your patience!

 



11/19/2020 - ISP network problem


 

Due to a serious network error on the ISP's side - essentially the problem remained the same as it had been a month ago - the quality of the service is currently reduced to an unusable level.

The error is being reported, diagnosed, and resolved, and hopefully the service professionals will find and resolve the issue, which is likely to occur across the city, as soon as possible.

Users of the quantum-mirror service may currently experience the following problems: extremely high response times (2000-3500ms), there may be interruptions when downloading larger files, interruptions in downloading updates with update managers very 5-10 seconds.

On behalf of the ISP, I also apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you in advance for your patience and understanding!

 



11/17/2020 - ISP maintenance


 

"Dear Customers!

Our employees will perform the maintenance and development work on 11/19/2020 between 00:01 am and 03:00 am of our Miskolc, Bükkszentkereszt, Bükkszentlászló, Tiszaújváros, Sajószeg, Sajóörs, Eger, Ózd, Bükkmogyorósd, Farkaslyuk, Lénárddaróc, Kazincbarcika, Füzesabony, Mezőkövesd, and Polgári networks, therefore there may be outages in the internet, telephone, mobile phone and TV services.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding!"

 



10/28/2020 - ISP maintenance


 

"Dear Customers!

Our employees will carry out urgent troubleshooting work on our network in Miskolc on 10/29/2020 between 00:01 am and 06:00 am, therefore there may be outages in the internet, telephone, mobile phone and mobile internet services.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding!"

 



10/15/2020 - ISP network problem resolved


 

The network error on the ISP"s side was resolved on 10/15/2020 at 1:00 am.

Thank you for your patience and for continuing to choose quantum-mirror and for the service provider’s professionals for the quick troubleshooting!

 



10/14/2020 - ISP network problem


 

Due to a serious network error on the ISP's side, the quality of the service is currently reduced to an unusable level.

The error is being resolved, hopefully the service professionals of the ISP will find and resolve the issue as soon as possible.

Users of the quantum-mirror service may currently experience the following problems: extremely high response times (2000-3500ms), there may be interruptions when downloading larger files, interruptions in downloading updates with update managers very 5-10 seconds.

On behalf of the ISP, I also apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you in advance for your patience and understanding!

 



10/12/2020 - ISP maintenance


 

"Dear Customers!

Our employees will carry out urgent troubleshooting work on our network in Miskolc on 10/13/2020 between 00:01 am and 04:00 am, therefore there may be outages in the cable TV, internet and telephone services.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding!"

 

"Dear Customers!

Our employees will perform the maintenance and development work of our Miskolc network on 10/14/2020 between 01:30 am and 04:00 am, therefore there may be outages in the cable TV, internet and telephone services.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding!"

 



07/21/2020 - ISP maintenance


 

"Dear Customers!

Our employees will perform the maintenance work of our Miskolc network on 07/23/2020 between 00:01 am and 06:00 am, therefore there may be outages in our internet and telephone services in some areas.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding!"

 



07/11/2020 - Optical network development


 

Due to the development of the optical network of the service on 07/14/2020, super.quantum-mirror.hu will be temporarily redirected to nova.quantum-mirror.hu from 6 am. If the works go according to plan, everything will be back on track by the evening hours at the latest. During this time interval, synchronization of distributions will also be paused to prevent rsync processes from getting stuck.

Due to the development of the optical network of the service, during 07/15/2020, nova.quantum-mirror.hu will be temporarily redirected to super.quantum-mirror.hu. The change does not interrupt the synchronization of distributions. The works are planned to be end by no later than 07/16/2020 in the evening.

Of the monitoring systems, Pingdom will provide meaningful information, and the bandwidth of the service will be halved during the upgrades, resulting in a smaller slowdown in downloads.

The goal is to ensure that improvements do not cause downtime in the continuity of service, but if an error would occur during the process, I apologize in advance for that. Thank you in advance for your understanding!

 



11/27/2019 - Re-birthday with a traffic record


 

Wanbs - Rebirth  &  5.99 TB / day  

 



07/18/2019 - Situation Report


 

One year after the domain chnage, I would like to introduce what changes, developments have taken place in the service and what are the future plans.

The domain has been extended for 5 years, so I would like to indicate that you can count on the service in the distant future.

Since July 2018, the following distributions have been placed on the server: Arch Linux, Balckarch, CentOS, CentOS Altarch, MX & antix Linux, Ubuntu, Tails, Runtu, Raspbian, Qubes OS, Parrot Linux, Kali Linux(iso), Deepin Linux(packages), Slackware, Gentoo Linux and Trisquel finally got the repository alongside with the isos.

When you use Linux Mint, you can automatically connect to the server using https in software source settings, which is a rare rarity for LM mirrors, or if you want the ubuntu (basic mirror server) to be https, you can rewrite it from http to https - in case of Linux Mint 18.x, 19.x and quantum-mirror server - in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list. If you may mess up something, there is no problem, because on the graphical interface, if you re-select a server and approve it, it corrects the wrong configuration.

Regarding to LibreOffice, only this server offers https connectivity in Hungary and is also present as https web seed, which is also a rare thing among mirror servers.

You can also see that some projects and distributions have long been called "registration in progress" or that the rubric is empty, the reason of this being either not responding to the email, or no contact address, or the current distribution does not accept more mirror servers (such as Gentoo Linux).

For the reasons mentioned above and because there are a few distributions, the development of which has come to an end (eg. UHU, Antergos Linux), the distribution page will be clarified, synchronization of "dead" distributions will be ended, but will remain available on the server and new distributions will be registered eg. Devuan.

 

The following processes have been automated, made available, or expanded:

- update library size on the distribution page

- display current connections (http, https, rsyncd)

- display daily / monthly / total network traffic

- a public rsync status page showing the synchronization state of the distribution and projects, and the previous Google map has been changed to OpenStreetMap on the status page.

 

For those who synchronize from QM, an important innovation is the News RSS and Uptime RSS streams, so that any access problems that occur on the mirror server are immediately notified and not later discovered that something is wrong and also the latest news and changes can be quickly found.

News RSS is updated from the noc.quantum-mirror.hu subdomain, and Uptime RSS from Uptimerobot's servers, so they remain available even if the mirror has a problem.

In addition, on the above-mentioned subdomain you can monitor the status of the service through the monitoring systems of Pingdom and Uptimerobot.

Since the bandwidth is currently running out, it is worthwhile to perform the first synchronization between the night and the morning hours from 01:00 to 08:00, then there is approx. a 90-130Mb/s reserve in the system, and the use of flock for sync is strongly recommended.

The number of simultaneous Rsync connections has changed from 30 to 60.

As I mentioned above, the bandwidth is running out, and in the light of this, a new line of 350Mb/s upload bandwidth will be in service within a few weeks, so the current slow downloads will accelerate significantly. This will soon be the subject of detailed information in the news section. Subsequently, a significant increase in bandwidth is expected at the end of the year, but no later than in the first third of the following year.

 

New menu items

Mirrors and HPCs subpage has gathered the currently active Hungarian mirror servers - if I missed one of them, then let me know, I could find these without a lot of search. It is good to see that the Széchenyi István University - although they have long been there with an unregistered Ubuntu Mirror - and the Governmental Information-Technology Development Agency have also appeared in the list, maybe something slowly starts at higher levels.

Although not a novelty, you could observe the two small padlocks on the pages, one makes it easy to switch to http and the other to https. I thought the freedom of choice should be left here too and easier to use these, than to manually rewrite the url. Otherwise, the server does not use automatic redirection to https, because many distribution package handlers and scanners still use http as default, so it would be problematic for them. There are also no custom header and fancy index because of mirrorbrain problems with http-based scanning, so even though many distro have been used rsync for this purpose, I wanted to reduce the number of problems resulting from this to zero.

There is no need to explain a lot the useful links subpage, imported from a previous site, and added some new links, thanks to the suggestions of enthusiastic users.

Under the sponsors menu, you can find companies that support the operation and development of the mirror with their service or hardware. Thank you for your kind support!

 

Support and offerings

I have received a lot of congratulations and hardware offerings from private individuals, which I am grateful for, but unfortunately I cannot accept the offerings for system compatibility and stability reasons, but I do not want to offend them by completely refusing their support, so within a few days and Thanks to Hellotux quality clothing items with Quantum Mirror embroidery will soon be available and after your orders, the mirror service will get free shirts, preserving the nonprofit nature of the site.

Furthermore, if you have some free time and want to help with the work of the Linux Mint Hungarian community, you can volunteer at linuxmint.com and help you. articles in writing, translated. Although the service is not affiliated with linuxmint.com, I think Linux Mint Mate is one of the easiest-to-use distributions for beginners and it would be a pity if the Hungarian community site ceased to exist.

 

Future plans and developments

In addition to adding additional distributions and projects, becoming an Archlinux Tier1 mirror also included in the plans as well as mirroring Wikimedia and OpenStreetMap projects.

The service won't be an Ubuntu and Debian country mirror on the one hand, because there is already a mirror that successfully fulfills this role for about 20 years, and on the other hand I would like to leave the freedom of choice in this case as well.

The development of the new 200TB system is underway, unfortunately it depends on hardware that has not yet been commercially available, so a little delay is expected.

 

Acknowledgments

Finally, I would like to thank the professional work of the staff of ÉMÁSZ Nyrt. and Digi Kft., which guarantees the 99.95% data center grade availability for the service, and I would also like to express my special gratitude for the active assistance of the user - for his request without the indication of his name - who has also helped to solve the connectivity problem of users on the Digi NAT network last summer.

 



11/29/2018 - Sync problem


 

Due to two stuck rsync processes, two distributions were not updated properly.

The last functional synchronization of the Manjaro distro runs on November 23, Blackarch on October 18 - despite the flock. Unfortunately Manjaro's mirror monitor system was not warned about the unsynchronized data, this problem was reported to the developer of the given distribution. The synchronization of the affected distributions was restored early this afternoon, hereby I apologize to the Manjaro users - Balckarch is not yet officially registered - and, in order to prevent this kind of problem from occurring in the future, a public rsync diagnostic page will be introduced in the near future - alongside many other novelties.

The error was detected and reported by a Manjaro user - Tibor Vucskics - what I would like to thank him for that!

Update:
Since on Manjaro's side no errors were registered during the period concerned and the problem has not occurred since the fix was completed the investigation is over.

 



11/27/2018 - Another year has passed, another birthday has come


 


I'm already 2 years old.

 



06/29/2018 - Domain change and new functions


 

DNS change

The service domain name has been changed to  quantum-mirror.hu .
From the old name, the service will still be available until the changeover occurs on all distributions.


HTTPS and public RSYNC connection

The new domain is already accessible through https, and public rsync is available for up to 30 simultaneous connections.

Introduction of a new monitoring system

Thanks to the Uptimerobot service, a new public monitoring system has been introduced, which also appears on the HTTPS page, and it's direct address status2.quantum-mirror.hu.

Storage capacity expansion

The storage capacity has been increased to 36TB, the first step towards the 200TB goal, which is expected to be accomplished by the end of 2019, naturally with a significant bandwidth expansion.

Contact e-mail address change

The mailing address changed to  root [at] quantum-mirror [dot] hu .

 



11/27/2017 - Our mirror service is 1 year old today


 


 



02/26/2017 - The GNU project is on board


 

GNU, GNU Alpha and Savannah projects are now available for download from our server.

 



01/26/2017 - We have added new distributions and projects to our mirror service


 

Software can be downloaded from our mirror server.

LibreOffice

IPFire

Gimp

Manjaro Linux (only repository)

Trisquel (only ISO)

OpenSUSE Leap

 



11/28/2016 - 11/29/2016 - Mirror server optimization


 

We have optimized our mirror server between 11/28/2017 11:30 PM - 11/29/2017 01:00 AM, which resulted in improved access times. The service temporarily paused during the aforementioned time interval.
Retrospectively thank you for your patience and understanding!

 



11/27/2016 - We have become an Official Linux Mint download and software storage (repository) mirror


 

Currently, the links of the install images (ISOs) on our mirror server are now available from the official Linux Mint website. In the operating system update manager, the server will be placed in the package mirror server list after a mirror-list package update that is expected in 2-3 weeks time.

Anyone who is impatient and wants software updates and upgrades from our server now has nothing else to do just grab the nano editor and in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list replace the
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com rosa main upstream import    with the
deb http://quantum-mirror.hu/mirrors/linuxmint/packages/ rosa main upstream import    line.


So as Linux Mint 17.3 MATE, you have to type these lines in the terminal:

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
(The password must be given to run the command),

then replace the displayed repository with the line below

deb http://packages.linuxmint.com rosa main upstream import

deb http://quantum-mirror.hu/mirrors/linuxmint/packages/ rosa main upstream import

after that in the nano save with ctrl+o enter , and exit with ctrl+x .

Next, either you need to issue sudo apt-get update from the command line, or simply use the graphical update manager (small shield) to simply look for new updates, and basically the setting has been fully enforced.

This modification will have no adverse side effects for the update manager because when the server becomes officially available in the list, or just use another server instead, the file will automatically overwrite with the new settings.