[CentOS-mirror] IRC meeting regarding new mirroring system for CentOS

Tue Nov 9 18:49:03 UTC 2010
Claire M. Connelly <cmc at math.hmc.edu>

"JK" == Jim Kusznir <jkusznir at gmail.com>

    JK> I mirror for a few different distros, and ubuntu's mirror
    JK> manager is quite poor as well.  I have an account, but
    JK> can't get to it.  When I fail a test of some sort, I get a
    JK> not-very-useful e-mail, and no way to get more info on
    JK> what happened.  I usually end up just "waiting it out".
    JK> It would be nice if I get an e-mail allerting me to
    JK> something being wrong, and then allowing me to log in and
    JK> see.

I agree that having all the information in the e-mail message
would be nice, but I haven't had problems getting that information
From the log files in my Ubuntu Launchpad account -- maybe you should
try to get them to reset your password or something?

    JK> I also like being able to specify some IP ranges I'm
    JK> authoritative for.  As my mirror is on a university
    JK> campus, I'd love to be able to enter my campus' IP ranges,
    JK> and that way ensure that all my campus gets my mirror.  So
    JK> far, none of the OSes I mirror for (I don't mirror Fedora
    JK> presently) allows me to do that.

Very much agreed -- we do just that for Fedora (which makes it
easy).  For CentOS, I just deploy replacement *.repo files that
point to our mirrors, as there doesn't seem to be any other way to
ensure that our machines pull from our mirrors, but it would be
nice for more casual users to just get updates from the local
mirror without having to understand how YUM works.


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