We hourly rsync the automake, libc and coreutils CVS repositories from external locations. We also used to rsync gcc's, and maybe we'll do that again once we provide SVN.

rsync is ran as a custom user, member of the related Savannah project. Check /vservers/cvs/etc/cron.d/rsync_external_cvs_repositories

When testing the rsync scripts, remember to su under those users! If you do so as root, then the cron jobs will not own the files and may have problems rsync'ing.

The cron is in the CVS subsystem. The rsync commands are factored in /usr/local/bin/rsync_external_cvs_repositories.sh.