[CentOS-mirror] mirrors in Romania hosted by the RLUG community

Mon Sep 15 09:52:53 UTC 2008
Manuel Wolfshant <ftpadmin at lug.ro>

Lance Davis wrote:
> On Mon, 15 Sep 2008, Tru Huynh wrote:
>> Hi Manuel,
>> On Sun, Sep 14, 2008 at 02:14:12AM +0300, Manuel Wolfshant wrote:
>>> On 08/27/2008 04:08 AM, Manuel Wolfshant wrote:
>>>> Hello
>>>>    Starting this week, the RLUG community operates three mirrors, all
>>>> of them serving Centos content: ftp.ines.lug.ro, ftp.gts.lug.ro and
>>>> ftp.nb.lug.ro. We mirror all archs, all versions. Content is available
>>>> via ftp and http from all the servers.
>> ...
>>> Could you please add ftp.ines.lug.ro and ftp.gts.lug.ro to the list of
>>> Romanian mirrors ? As far as I can see, they are not listed yet. Both
>>> serve data over ftp and http. All three of our mirrors carry Centos 
>>> 4 and 5.
>> you now have 3 entries on the mirror list
>> Romanian Linux Users Group (nb,ines,gts), check if it ok ;)
Thank you, Tru. The list is not yet updated but I assume that in a 
couple of hours we'll see the changes
> The mirror list is already very large - would it not be better just to 
> list those mirrors under a single dns entry that CentOS could use ??

    We have tried in the past to use round robin addresses ( 
ftp.centos.lug/ro/centos ), but in practice it proved to be a bad idea. 
I can elaborate about that on IRC if you want / need details.
    I strongly advocate for removing the 6 non Romanian sites from the 
list. This way we would have only 6 solid mirrors with 4 of them hosted 
by some of the largest Internet providers in the country. And as I have 
said before, given that there is no peering with .cz and .pl, including 
their sites in the list presented to Romanian users is a very poor 
choice which has no longer any justification, especially given the 
existence of a sufficient number of national mirrors.