[CentOS-mirror] RFC email for late/lagging CentOS public mirrors

Tru Huynh tru at centos.org
Wed Dec 12 19:20:51 UTC 2007

Hello everyone,

First, let me thank you all for providing a public CentOS mirror.
There are now over 170 sites registered :D

I would like your feedback on the proper way to warn the public mirrors
monitored at http://mirror-status.centos.org/ that something is
going wrong.

I was thinking of:

1st email inquiry : "what's up?"
- timestamp > 3 days late or server not responding for > 3 days

2nd email inquiry : "what's wrong?"
- timestamp > 7 days late or server not responding for > 7 days

If no news after the 2nd inquiry, remove the server from the
list after another grace delay of 7 days.

Of course that the general idea, there can be lots of good reason to have a
late/lagging mirror. We can just also remove the server from the mirrorlist
(most visible annoyance from a lamda user perspective, imho).

Any input welcome,


Tru Huynh (mirrors, CentOS-3 i386/x86_64 Package Maintenance)
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