[CentOS-mirror] Average mirror traffic

Ralph Angenendt ralph.angenendt at gmail.com
Fri Sep 25 19:28:13 UTC 2009

Am 25.09.09 20:08, schrieb Marten Lehmann:

> Now I'm in doubt wether I should make our own mirror public or not.
> The first and main issue are the bandwidth costs. Can you give an 
> estimate on how much traffic a typical European/German mirror generates 
> per month?


This is a german mirror, offering rsync, http and ftp, all isos
including DVD. The lack of traffic you can see in July was a config
problem :)

> The second issue is, that some kiddies might try to attack and hack our 
> mirror to inject changed packages. Do you have statistics on this? Which 
> FTP daemon do you recommend for a hardened anonymous-FTP only service?

I use vsftpd with anonymous access only - and anonymous can only read.

> Btw.: What do I have to change in the yum config on each server to use 
> one specific repository server and not the mirrorlist system? Do I just 
> have comment the mirrorlist line and uncomment the baseurl?

Yes, as the yum.conf manual page explains in length :)


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