[Centos] why developers got stuck with huge ISP bill

Wed Nov 17 03:30:13 UTC 2004
David Rees <drees at greenhydrant.com>

seth vidal wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-11-16 at 13:52, Peter Farrow wrote:
>> You should re-write yum so that it searches for a different [random]
>> mirror for each rpm it needs.
>> That way the load is spread.
>> I could run a mirror for you, I would be willing to donate 1/4 meg
>> uncontended when my 2 meg  feed goes in in december....
>> I don't have much bandwidth spare but I want to do my bit...
> That would suck for the user, quite a lot.
> The whole point of going until you find a reliable mirror is to make it
> better for the user.
> the best way to offload the load is to organize the mirrors. Have the
> primary be mirrors-only and everyone else connect to a list of mirrors.

It would be nice if you could do some sort of "bittorrent" like download. 
This way bandwidth could be more easily balanced between all mirrors.

Another thought would be to encourage the use some sort of distributed
caching, something like http://www.ircache.net/.