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:
No useful reports
No data presented to the final user
Simba was created to be the mirroring tool and to
get more control over the mirrored content and (most
important) more control over the reports you can
generate using the mirrored content data. Using Simba,
Create web pages with mirrors status
Create web pages with mirror details
Generate RSS feeds
Generate Google sitemaps
Generate rsync configuration files
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.
simba has a few command line parameters.
Expects the path to the configuration file
Start the user defined callbacks
Shows this man page
The main documentation is available on the website
(http://simba.packages.ro). There you will find detailed
documentation, templates and a HOWTO.
Copyright (C) 2005 Subredu Manuel. All Rights Reserved.
This module is free software; you can redistribute it
and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
The LICENSE file contains the full text of the license.