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

Alex Chekholko chekh at pcbi.upenn.edu
Wed Dec 12 19:30:12 UTC 2007

Hi Tru,

What are the current settings for removing mirrors from the
mirror list?  I was under the impression that there is already an
automated script that removes any mirror which is not responding.  Or
perhaps that's only for the mirrorlist and not mirror-status?


On Wed, 12 Dec 2007 20:20:51 +0100
Tru Huynh <tru at centos.org> wrote:

> 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,
> Cheers,
> Tru
> -- 
> Tru Huynh (mirrors, CentOS-3 i386/x86_64 Package Maintenance)
> http://pgp.mit.edu:11371/pks/lookup?op=get&search=0xBEFA581B

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