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simba - next generation mirroring tool… more info»
There are many institutions that offer mirroring services to the community. Most of them use shell scripts to synchronize content with the master servers. This approach has some major limitations: * Difficult maintainance * No useful reports * No data presented to the final user * and more Simba was created to be the mirroring tool and to get more control over the mirrored content and (most importantly) more control over the reports you can generate using the mirrored content data. Using Simba, you can: * Create web pages with mirrors status * Create web pages with mirror details * Generate RSS feeds * Generate Google sitemaps * Generate rsync configuration files * ... and more Simba is extensible and has a dynamic plugin system. If you have some knowledge of perl, you can write your own plugins and extend Simba as you wish.