Copying same response as I supplied in RFE 1678:
Doesn't the basis for what Alexis is interested in already exist via the
following two approaches?
1) The OpenSolaris distribution already documents how people can establish
mirrors of the OpenSolaris repositories. Might that approach be useful here?
Our Sun layered repo hosting service and/or product teams could offer similar
rsync access to help support this approach.
2) If the user wants a full copy of Sun repos, then they might be able to obtain
an archive of the repository of interest. Again, similar to what the
OpenSolaris program is offering with the OpenSolaris public repos. We're
helping Sun product teams to support this feature as it applies to layered
distributions by helping to facilitate and document the approach of running a
standalone copy of product repos within close networks.
Neither copypkgs nor pkgrecv are used by the end user in these approaches.
If either or both of the approaches above are of interest, please send an email
to our Sun internal repo service alias. I'll send that separately.