[CentOS-mirror] GeoIP Update please on mirrorlist.centos.org

Anssi Johansson

centos at miuku.net
Tue Jun 19 17:14:47 UTC 2012

Ripunjay Bararia kirjoitti:
> There seems to be some problem with mirrorlist.centos.org, or the GeoIP 
> backend
> from ip range
> elinks -dump 1 "http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=6&arch=i386&repo=os"
> Can you please check if the GeoIP is on the blink again
> Our local Mirror is @ http://mirrors.hns.net.in (

Hi, I'd guess your servers are retrieving the mirrorlist over IPv6, not 
over IPv4. If requesting the mirrorlist over IPv6, it will list only 
those mirrors that can be reached over IPv6. Try if there's a difference 
between these two commands:

curl -4 "http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=6&arch=i386&repo=os"
curl -6 "http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=6&arch=i386&repo=os"

The reason why it gives you mirrors all over the world is that there are 
unfortunately no IPv6-capable mirrors in India. Seeing that you 
apparently do have IPv6 connectivity, how about making 
mirrors.hns.net.in available over IPv6? That would direct traffic to 
your local mirror again, but this time over IPv6.

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