On Thu, 8 Mar 2007, Olivier Thauvin wrote: > Hum, after looking my setup, and for most of server, unless you want to use / > on the http server, there is no need of an apache virtual host. > > Look *BSD which are always in /pub/*BSD. You just have to claim a path for > ftp/http/rsync and so all mirror can easilly provide a symlink, or a > mountpoint as ftp://.../pub/centos or http://.../CentOS-Beta. In apache this > can be done with a simple Alias directive. > > Unless the http server already use virtual host (rarelly the case for mirrors > servers), by default an unknown server name will point to the default > website. > > Then just setup in you dns an CNAME or A ptr beta.centos.org -> mirrors. > > Wouldn't be that faster to setup for most of people ? except that we want all beta.centos.org to work the same .... > > BTW: I am not sure a round robin DNS is te best, people will randomly point to > closed or far mirrors, with the bad results in some case (France -> France = > up to 5MB, France -> USA never more than 400kB). > To use Geoip and so being able choose the mirror, you cannot use a unique host > name, otherwise the round robin dns will act, and to have http config working > with named virtual host working, the http client should use the name in > apache config. I can missed something, the idea seems to not be able to work. We dont use rrdns - we use powerdns with a custom geoip plugin :) Regards Lance > Oterwise, I agree to see what I can do: > distrib-coffee.ipsl.jussieu.fr, server IP: 184.108.40.206 > > Nothing is setup yet as I am waiting reply reply on topic above. > uklinux.net - The ISP of choice for the discerning Linux user.