[CentOS-mirror] Mirrormanager (now for real)

Tue Oct 11 23:27:19 UTC 2011
Matt Domsch <Matt_Domsch at dell.com>

On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 04:54:30PM -0500, Ralph Angenendt wrote:
> On 10/10/2011 06:48 AM, Matt Domsch wrote:
> > On Fri, Oct 07, 2011 at 03:55:30PM -0500, Ralph Angenendt wrote:
> >> As several people have offered to help moving our selfbotched system to
> >> mirrormanager (sorry Peter, but there were some offers - I am still not
> >> sure which one really is better technically, but the more helping hands,
> >> the better), I'd like to start this now.
> > 
> > Excellent.  I'm happy to help in any way I can.
> Oh, Bonus question: How do you check if a mirror is stale and how do you
> raise a flag about that in the mirror database?

There is a crawler that runs on a cronjob.  It compares what the
database thinks a mirror should have, with what it actually has (HTTP
HEAD or FTP DIR commands).  If a given directory does not match, that
one directory is marked not up-to-date.

Matt Domsch
Technology Strategist
Dell | Office of the CTO