[CentOS-mirror] Terrible .edu mirror performance

Bangladeshi CentOS Mirror Maintainer [BD-SERVERS.NET] centos-org at bauani.org
Fri Sep 24 22:45:00 EDT 2010

Hello All

I support Randy M, my mirror is mirrors.bd-servers.net has multiple
address, that's not the issue, issue is the machine itself update any
rpm via yum, it always choose .au mirrors!

Other box in same subnet, also choose most  of the time .au mirror. So
I have to change the yum.conf of all CentOS box to use
mirrors.bd-servers.net. More funny thing is from mirror access log, I
found most of request is coming from India, Pakistan, Nepal etc. Few
Bangladeshi IP also shows up, but it is too low in numbers. I think
the problem is on fastmirror plugin.

>From my country we have 3 gateway   One is Seabone, Italy (EU), Other
is Singapore where few high speed mirror running, those mirrors are
connected with Singapore National IX and the 3rd and most traffic pass
through Tata Communication, India.

I asked few friend of India to check the mirror, result: most of time
about 4 out of 5 found mirrors.bd-servers.net as their list.

We might have to do something about this issue.

Ahamed Bauani

On Sat, Sep 25, 2010 at 8:01 AM, Randy McAnally <rsm at fast-serv.com> wrote:
> Here's another that popped up after a 'yum clean all':
> styx.biochem.wfubmc.edu @50kb.sec
> The funny thing is we have local public mirrors in both our datacenters yet
> these 5-50kb/sec mirrors always win for some reason :)
> --
> Randy M.
> www.FastServ.com
> ---------- Original Message -----------
> From: "Randy McAnally" <rsm at fast-serv.com>
> To: centos-mirror at centos.org
> Sent: Fri, 24 Sep 2010 21:58:59 -0400
> Subject: [CentOS-mirror] Terrible .edu mirror performance
>> Anyone else seeing dismal speeds from multiple .edu mirrors?  Over
>> the past few days?  Several .edu mirrors over the past week have
>> been running at 3kB/sec - 50kB/sec forcing me to have to clean my
>> yum cache just to get through the update process.  Latest .edu
>> offender at 3kB/sec is mirror.vcu.edu.  Even yum thinks it's a fast
>> mirror for some reason.
>> I know it's great that schools are pitching in, but c-mon we need
>> some kind of performance monitor for the Tier1 mirrors...not just up
>> or down tests.
>> --
>> Randy M.
>> www.FastServ.com
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Noor Ahamed Bauani
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