[CentOS-mirror] RFC on public centos mirrors

Mon Jun 9 18:45:52 UTC 2008
David Richardson <david.richardson at utah.edu>

On Mon, 9 Jun 2008, Tru Huynh wrote:

> RFC for possible future direction:
> rational: several public servers have more bandwith than the centos.org
> machines, by serving more files from the big pipes, we reduce the bottleneck
> for everyone.

One more thing to consider in restructuring the mirrors is the research 
networks (e.g. Internet2, National Lambda Rail, Geant). A lot of the 
mirrors are universities, with access to these research nets.

I know my organization doesn't care about bandwidth usage on the research 
nets, just on the commodity internet links. Perhaps have a few 
I2-connected mirrors sync from the centos.org masters, and then other 
I2-mirrors sync from them (instead of the masters)?

The Fedora Project has already run into many of these issues. Something 
kinda like their tiering structure might make sense. 


David Richardson <david.richardson at utah.edu>
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