[Centos] why developers got stuck with huge ISP bill

Sun Nov 7 23:37:41 UTC 2004
Dag Wieers <dag at wieers.com>

On Sun, 7 Nov 2004, Matt Shields wrote:

> 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"

The clamav projects recently started with different mirrors with an ISO 
country code. They have db.CC.clamav.net and when installing a package the 
configuration is being changed based on the configuration in 

The code can be found here (see %post section):


And it would allow you to maintain and balance load based on the DNS zone 

Although of course the number of network hops and network latency is not 
directly related to the physical distance (or even country borders).

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