[CentOS-mirror] private mirror question(s)

Mon Nov 3 17:14:49 UTC 2014
Chad Feller <feller at unr.edu>


I currently mirror CentOS, Fedora, and Fedora-EPEL at my university.  
For the Fedora side of things, I registered with their mirror manager 
system, checked it as a private mirror, gave it our netblock, and ASN, 
and people at our university are automatically routed to it.

Unless I'm missing something, for CentOS it is a little harder. There 
doesn't seem to be a mirror manager like system available, and 
everything is manually updated via this mailing list.  For systems 
managed by me, this hasn't been a problem as I use Puppet to push out a 
custom CentOS-Base.repo file.  But for everyone else on campus, they can 
only use the mirror if a), then know about it, and b) if they feel like 
editing their CentOS-base file.  If they were automatically directed to 
it, as they are with Fedora, that would be ideal.

I would just make it a public mirror, but there is some university 
politics about opening it up to the outside world as we have to pay for 
our bandwidth.

So my questions are as follows:

1) Is there anything in place to register a private mirror with the 
CentOS mirroring infrastructure?

2) Is there a way I can be allowed to sync from us-msync.centos.org?  I 
was able to sync from it for well over a year until it was shut off a 
few months back preceding the release of CentOS 7.  (I'm currently 
having to sync from a second tier mirror.)

Let me know.  Thanks,