[Centos] Re: centos] Issues/thoughts re CentOS-4
skvidal at phy.duke.edu
Wed Dec 15 07:19:02 UTC 2004
> Main config only servers either a. DNS round robin or b. static config
> on the client (in case of main DNS failure).
> These config servers use a geography/topography to mirror database and
> return the URL of a mirror or mirrors to use for this update only.
> The client can cache/remember the last working mirror or mirrors in case
> of config server failure.
> Although I don't think we have to build a failsafe system, it is good to
> be able to dynamically change the mirrors without having to modify the
> client config, but at the same time, give the client enough power to
> pick a mirror if they want.
> Much of this could all be hidden behind an http server as long as yum
> supports following redirects.
> (apologies for not posing this thread to centos-devel, I was sending out
> errata messages at the time and was not thinking).
So am I to assume you'll be writing this code. :)
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