[Centos] Re: centos] Issues/thoughts re CentOS-4

Wed Dec 15 07:19:02 UTC 2004
seth vidal <skvidal at phy.duke.edu>

> Main config only servers either a. DNS round robin or b. static config 
> on the client (in case of main DNS failure).
> These config servers use a geography/topography to mirror database and 
> return the URL of a mirror or mirrors to use for this update only.
> The client can cache/remember the last working mirror or mirrors in case 
> of config server failure.

cache where?

> Although I don't think we have to build a failsafe system, it is good to 
> be able to dynamically change the mirrors without having to modify the 
> client config, but at the same time, give the client enough power to 
> pick a mirror if they want.
> Much of this could all be hidden behind an http server as long as yum 
> supports following redirects.

It does.

> (apologies for not posing this thread to centos-devel, I was sending out 
> errata messages at the time and was not thinking).

So am I to assume you'll be writing this code. :)