[CentOS-mirror] Terrible .edu mirror performance

Bangladeshi CentOS Mirror Maintainer [BD-SERVERS.NET] centos-org at bauani.org
Sat Sep 25 16:12:15 EDT 2010

Hi Karanbir Singh

Thanks for your reply with details info. Just one more thing, the
Mirror Machine Itself choosing mirror in other country, when default
configuration is used.

Ahamed Bauani

On Sat, Sep 25, 2010 at 4:33 PM, Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org> wrote:
> On 09/25/2010 03:45 AM, Bangladeshi CentOS Mirror Maintainer
> [BD-SERVERS.NET] wrote:
>> 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.
> the fastestmirror code is very simple, take a look and see what you
> might think is causing the issue.
>>> 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.
> Thats expected, the mirrorlist will use geo-neighbour in the hostlist to
> workout places 'geographically close' to the yum client pulling.
>> We might have to do something about this issue.
> Like what ?
> - KB
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