[CentOS-mirror] Criteria for addition to http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=5&arch=i386&repo=os ?

Ralph Angenendt ralph.angenendt at gmail.com
Mon Apr 26 23:40:55 UTC 2010

Am 26.04.10 23:54, schrieb ^PNNL Public Software Mirror:
> Do you need more mirrors that also serve updates?
> A review of our access logs indicated very few .rpm files being served.  A little more poking around showed that http://mirror.pnl.gov/centos shows up in http://mirror-status.centos.org/ and http://www.centos.org/modules/tinycontent/index.php?id=30 but not (e.g.) http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=5&arch=i386&repo=os .  
> Also, I confirmed that editing /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Base.repo to use (e.g.) 
>    baseurl=http://mirror.pnl.gov/centos/$releasever/os/$basearch/ 
> instead of
>    mirrorlist=http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=$releasever&arch=$basearch&repo=os
> ...works well to point yum at our new mirror for updates.
> Please accept my apologies for wasting everyone's time if I've missed a FAQ, HOWTO or some other documentation on how the system works!

We only offer around 10 to 20 hosts on mirrorlist.centos.org at any
given time. The list is updated at regular intervals, picking hosts by
random. The "problem" is, that we have a whole lot of mirrors in the US,
so that the probability of your mirror showing up in mirrorlist is
rather skim (and that is the same for all public mirrors in the US).

We only do geolocation at the moment, so your mirror isn't picked
because of it being in a certain AS or similar - or even in the same
network as your hosts which you want to update.



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