[CentOS-devel] mirros - for the record

Thu Nov 15 16:26:46 UTC 2007
Ralph Angenendt <ra+centos at br-online.de>

Karanbir Singh wrote:
> David Hrbáč wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have found this solution for mirrors redirecting, SUSE way. I'm
>> sending it for the record, might be useful.
>> http://en.opensuse.org/Build_Service/Redirector
>> David
> how does this compare with what we have in place at the moment ?

Two differences: Mirrors are sticky (so I get redirected to the same
mirror when I request another file within 30 minutes) and the redirector
checks if files are on a mirror *before* it redirects to the mirror
(does it really do that or do I have some conceptual misunderstanding

a) can be resolved by using the fastestmirror plugin. 
b) seems to result in some more load on the mirrors.


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