[CentOS-mirror] 5.4 updates question

Ricardo J. Barberis mirrors at dattatec.com
Mon Oct 26 15:55:36 UTC 2009

El Sáb 24 Octubre 2009, Ralph Angenendt escribió:
> Am 24.10.09 10:16, schrieb Mogens Kjaer:
> > For the Fedora mirror site, I can log in to Fedora's
> > mirror administration site and define a set of ranges
> > of IP addresses.
> >
> > When the mirrorlist server receives a request from
> > one of these IP addresses it would return my local
> > mirror as the first choice, unless my mirror has
> > become too old.
> Yes. We also know that our mirror system is a thing of, well, artisan
> beauty. We will be looking at other ways to manage our mirror system
> (make that: we will have to).
> If people here want to help with that - I'm all for it. At the moment I
> have the Fedora system and SuSe's mirrorbrain on my reading/testing list.
> I think this will need a new thread at some time.

FWIW, I read on Fedora's mirror list that there's a patch floating around to 
enable yum-plugin-fastestmirror do a more "advanced" check. It downloads 
repomd.xml and uses it to compare the download speed of every mirror.

Check comment #5 from this bugzilla:

It's not optimal but it might be useful.

Ricardo J. Barberis 
Senior SysAdmin - I+D 
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