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IPS supports two types of repositories: origin repositories and mirror repositories. To achieve
the performance and security goals mentioned above, the local repository you create should be
an origin repository.

An origin repository contains all of the metadata (such as catalogs,
manifests, and search indexes) and content (files) for one or more packages.

A mirror repository
contains only package content (files). Clients that install and update packages from a mirror
repository must still download metadata from an origin repository. IPS clients access the origin
to obtain a publisher's catalog, even when the clients download package content from a mirror.