[CentOS] Using a local mirror? [SOLVED]
jpyeron at pdinc.us
Wed Nov 28 05:19:15 UTC 2007
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> From: centos-bounces at centos.org
> [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Jay Leafey
> Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2007 23:21
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> Subject: Re: [CentOS] Using a local mirror? [SOLVED]
> This is a bit late, I know, but I found a similar setup described at:
> Their server appears to be down right now, but that's where I
> found the
> information. The original was designed for Fedora, but it
> was adapted
> to CentOS pretty easily. I've been using this for about 4 months now
> with great results.
> Rather than spoofing the mirrorlist.centos.org entry in DNS,
> I just have
> anybody that wants to use the local mirror put an entry in their
> /etc/hosts file pointing to the IP address of the local server. The
Right now I am using the hosts file too.
In our server farm we are expected to make as few deviations from baseline
as possible, that is why the dns redirection.
> Perl CGI script adds the entry for our local server to the results
> returned from the real mirror list and depends on
> yum-fastestmirror to
> pick the local server from the list.
We might want to act as a gatekeeper on the mirror too, again for CM sake.
> Since we don't mirror all architectures on our local server, I added
> some intelligence to the Perl script so that it would only
> add the local
> server if the requested repository, release, and architecture were on
> the local server. If anybody wants to see the final results,
> just let
> me know and I'll post my modified script and the Apache
> config fragment
> or a pointer to it.
The list might like it anyway.
> Jay Leafey - Memphis, TN
> jay.leafey at mindless.com
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