[CentOS-mirror] Releases & Mirrors not able to sync with the master pool

Mathew S. McCarrell mccarrms at gmail.com
Wed Oct 14 05:42:35 UTC 2009

On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 12:09 AM, David Richardson <
david.richardson at utah.edu> wrote:

> On Tue, 13 Oct 2009, Mathew S. McCarrell wrote:
> > So, I have a few questions about the future of the CentOS mirror network
> > since the release of 5.4 is soon.
> >
> > Is there any possibility that the rsync master pool will eventually have
> > a direct link to the Internet2 Network?  If not, is there any way for a
> > mirror (like mirror.clarkson.edu) to avoid the delay in syncing new
> > releases like 5.4 prior to the bitflip?
> >
> > I'm asking this because the Clarkson mirror was unable to sync the
> > release of 4.8 prior to the bitflip occurring since we are forced to
> > sync with a mirror that is on the Internet2 Network.  I would prefer to
> > avoid delays in being able to serve new releases, if possible.
> I may have a solution for you.
> I have setup a second machine at the University of Utah. I have the full
> CentOS tree, including the DVD images, from the CentOS masters. I have
> lots of bandwidth available, especially on the research networks
> (Internet2 and NLR).
> This second box is intended for other public mirrors (it only hosts CentOS
> so far), not end-users. Therefore, it is rsync only, and only by prior
> arrangement (I'll open it to any listed tier one CentOS mirror that asks).
> I have also configured it to allow you to get the contents before the
> bitflip.
> While not an official centos.org service, I think this would meet your
> desires.
> DR
> --
> David Richardson <david.richardson at utah.edu>
> "There are two kinds of statistics: the
> kind you look up and the kind you make up."
> -- Archie Goodwin, Death of a Doxy

That would be great and is exactly what I'm looking for.  Currently, our
mirror syncs with RIT due to them being located on the I2 and on the
NYSERNet network; however, I don't think it would be too much slower for us
to pull from your mirror in Utah since your on the I2 and we only have 15
Mbps on the I2 available to our mirror anyways.  Hopefully, we will
eventually be able to sync with the master pool... once leasing fiber to
such remote locations goes down in price.  :)

Any chance you can allow the Clarkson mirror ( to sync with
your host?  Also, what is the new host I should adjust my rsync scripts to
sync with and how often do you update it?

Let me know if you need to know anything else about our host.


Mathew S. McCarrell
Clarkson University '10

mccarrms at gmail.com
mccarrms at clarkson.edu
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