[Centos] why developers got stuck with huge ISP bill

Peter Farrow peter at farrows.org
Tue Nov 16 19:07:29 UTC 2004


I thought about that about 20 secs after I sent the mail, thinking about 
partly retrieved updates & missing rpms,

so yes I agree....

P.


seth vidal wrote:

>On Tue, 2004-11-16 at 13:52, Peter Farrow wrote:
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>
>>You should re-write yum so that it searches for a different [random]
>>mirror for each rpm it needs.
>>
>>That way the load is spread.
>>
>>I could run a mirror for you, I would be willing to donate 1/4 meg
>>uncontended when my 2 meg  feed goes in in december....
>>
>>I don't have much bandwidth spare but I want to do my bit...
>>    
>>
>
>That would suck for the user, quite a lot.
>
>The whole point of going until you find a reliable mirror is to make it
>better for the user.
>
>the best way to offload the load is to organize the mirrors. Have the
>primary be mirrors-only and everyone else connect to a list of mirrors.
>
>-sv
>
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