[Centos] why developers got stuck with huge ISP bill
mattboston at gmail.com
Sun Nov 7 22:36:41 UTC 2004
I'm new here. I just caught this thread and checked my yum.conf. It
does indeed point to the main mirror. May I suggest that the default
yum.conf file contain a links to some of the public mirrors, or none
at all instead of the main mirror.
That way, it doesn't point to the main mirror, which would be reserved
for public mirrors. Then in the Docs show an example yum.conf that
shows what is acceptable.
Another suggestion would be to put a few public mirrors in the
yum.conf file and comment them out. Then put in a comment saying
"Here are a few public mirrors, but you can get mirrors closer to you
by looking at http://www.centos.org/download/mirrors"
> On Sat, 6 Nov 2004 15:34:53 -0800 (PST), Rick Graves
> <gravesricharde at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Lance,
> > Let's go at this from another angle.
> > > I am absolutely certain having analysed the logs
> > > that the excess bandwidth was caused by people
> > > downloading .iso images for centos from our
> > > master mirror(s) ....
> > How could this happen?
> > Here is my explanation:
> > 1) As far as I am aware, the cAos site does NOT ask
> > distro users to download from public mirrors, rather
> > than from the master mirror.
> > 2) On install, yum.conf points to the master mirror.
> > 3) Even if a distro user puts in a custom yum.conf
> > file that points to a public mirror, "yum update" can
> > remove the custom yum.conf file, and put in its place
> > a yum.conf that points to the master mirror.
> > 4) From 2 & 3, I got the impression that it is OK,
> > even encouraged, to download directly from the master
> > mirror. This is supported by the lack of any request
> > not to do so, 1.
> > 5) Maybe lots of other distro users got the same
> > impression as 4.
> > That is my explanation.
> > Does anyone have a better explanation for Lance's
> > analysis of the logs?
> > Rick
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