[CentOS-mirror] Ideas on steering yum to local mirrors

Mon Nov 8 09:03:39 UTC 2010
Peter Pöml <peter at poeml.de>

[resending, after realizing that I was subscribed with an old address]

On Sun, Oct 03, 2010 at 02:13:32 +0100, Karanbir Singh wrote:
> On 09/27/2010 11:39 AM, Adrian Reber wrote:
> > I know of cdn.debian.net which knows how to do ASN lookups since the
> > last weekend. Mirrorbrain which runs behind the mirrorlist for opensuse
> > and openoffice.org also uses ASNs as well as Fedora's MirrorManager
> > which I have already set up for RPM Fusion. IF there is interest I can
> > help set up a MirrorManager instance.
> We looked at going down the route of a CDN, way back in 2006, and I've 
> been keeping my eyes on that track since then. The reason why we didnt 
> is that it would involve  non-trivial job, monitoring and process 
> control tasks to run on non centos.org machines; and that's not the sort 
> of thing that large mirror providers want to look at.
> Also given the very nature of how .centos.org is built up ( donated 
> machines, with a fairly high rate of churn ) its hard to get our own gbp 
> announces etc in place. We could potentially look at this again, maybe 
> come up with a list of challenges and see if and how we might be able to 
> solve them.

In the beginning, I also considered getting a BGP feed to get access to
the data, but the aggregated data that routeviews.org publishes works
just fine, and made the deployment easier. 

But I whole-heartedly agree, it was all non-trivial nevertheless ;-)