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

Tue Sep 28 20:28:03 UTC 2010
SpeedPartner GmbH <mirror at speedpartner.de>


well, Fedora has been having the Mirror-Manager for quite some while now
where you can select which countries your mirror would want to serve and
also give your networks (lately: your AS-numbers) and would always be
ranked first in the mirror-lists.

I've tried to discuss that with CentOS-folks in the past, but they
seemed to prefer the current system which "just works" for them :-(

Sorry to hear that, while we're wasting bandwidth :-(

Kind regards,
 Stefan Neufeind

On 09/27/2010 01:48 AM, Randy McAnally wrote:
> That was going to be my next question.  How far out is the possibility of
> choosing mirror(s) (at least part of the random 10) from the same ASN as the
> clients?  I'd be willing to help/contribute to impliment this on the mirror
> server side... last thing I want to do is proxy/hijack the mirror server traffic.
> --
> Randy M.
> ---------- Original Message -----------
> From: Lucian <lucian at chml.ro>
> To: centos-mirror at centos.org
> Sent: Sun, 26 Sep 2010 23:53:54 +0100
> Subject: Re: [CentOS-mirror] Ideas on steering yum to local mirrors
>> On 26/09/10 23:42, Ralph Angenendt wrote:
>>> Am 26.09.10 20:52, schrieb Randy McAnally:
>>>> 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?
>>> Note that I am not officially recommending DNS hijacking, as I think
>>> that it is rather nasty towards your users - and only really works if
>>> all your users use your name servers for DNS resolution.
>>> Having said that: I'd just return your mirrors, if you can handle the load.
>>> There are other mirroring systems which can also act on a BGP or simple
>>> CIDR level, maybe it is time to take a look at those.
>>> Ralph
>> If there are systems capable of using BGP then why is everyone using 
>> Geoip?...