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

Randy McAnally rsm at fast-serv.com
Sun Sep 26 14:52:46 EDT 2010

I have never seen our own mirrors show up in more than 1 of the 4 repos at any
given time.  In the case of DNS/Proxy hijacking, does this mean we would have
to return ONLY our mirrors, or do I just make sure they are part of the 10
random mirrors?

Randy M.

---------- Original Message -----------
From: Ralph Angenendt <ralph.angenendt at gmail.com>
To: centos-mirror at centos.org
Sent: Sun, 26 Sep 2010 17:51:49 +0200
Subject: Re: [CentOS-mirror] Ideas on steering yum to local mirrors

> Am 25.09.10 21:58, schrieb Randy McAnally:
> > Does anyone have any ideas on how to steer mirror traffic to your own mirrors
> > without logging into the boxes?  We have two public mirrors (one in each of
> > our DCs) and would love to reduce the load on external mirrors, but manually
> > changing the settings of tons of production boxes (many of which we don't even
> > have access to) is not really an option.  Most/all of the boxes have the
> > default yum config (fastestmirror plugin).
> a) *BE* the fastest mirror :) (which does not work in the US, as
> mirrorlist only returns 10 random mirrors from the country you are 
> in).
> b) DNS-Hijack mirrorlist.centos.org (I would not do that without telling
> customers about that) and return your mirror always
> Traffic redirection to mirrorlist.centos.org (and then returning your
> own mirror) might also work.
> No real elegant solution there.
> Ralph
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