[CentOS-mirror] Mirror question

Thu Jan 6 23:54:15 UTC 2011
Nyamul Hassan <nyamul at gmail.com>

Yes, that is exactly the purpose of having that line in the default config,
although commented out initially.

But, it would still be nice to have the mirror list algorithm read in some
IP addresses that would always put preferred mirrors in the top of the list.

We had some discussion on implementing Mirror Manager or some other more
intelligent mirror management system.  Has there been a consensus on which
system to implement?

I personally like the Mirror Manager, and the way it handles a large mirror
system like Fedora is really good!


On Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 03:10, Matt Ruzicka <mruzicka at cisp.com> wrote:

> On 01/06/2011 12:39 PM, Andre Dault wrote:
> > I was wondering, how does the "fastest mirror" algorithm work?
> Could/would be a nightmare in a large installation, but if you're deploying
> from templates or have a control management system in place I've had pretty
> good luck with inserting my local mirror as a baseurl before the mirrorlist.
>  baseurl=http://mirror.cisp.com/centos/$releasever/os/$basearch/
>  mirrorlist=
> http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=$releasever&arch=$basearch&repo=os
> I could easily be missing something obvious and dangerous here, but my
> testing seems to show it will read from my mirror first and if it fails for
> some reason move on to the mirror list.  My main concern was accidentally
> breaking all updates if our mirror goes away for some reason, but it seems
> to handle it fine.
> Obviously not as good as an updated mirror system, but something to maybe
> get some folks by.
> Matt Ruzicka | Senior Systems Engineer
> CISP - www.cisp.com
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