[CentOS] A minor beef

Collins Richey crichey at gmail.com
Sat Nov 26 00:54:02 UTC 2005

On 11/25/05, Johnny Hughes <mailing-lists at hughesjr.com> wrote:

> Collins, where are you physically located (what country) so I can see if
> we can fix you on a stable mirror.
> The problem that I think you are having is that mirror.centos.org is a
> rrdns and I think you are having problems connecting to one (or more) of
> the several (currently 9) machines.
> If we can pick a couple fast, close, local mirrors and setup a fail-over
> or two for you, I think it will clear up all your problems.

Thanks, Johnny, and not only for your on target response. You and the
other folks at CentOS do a bang up job.

I'm in Denver, CO, USA.

Part of my problem, I suspect is that I haven't updated the repos
specs since I brought the laptop up to 4.1 level. Until the update
completed, I was probably also using a downlevel yum now that I think
of it.

>From what I saw, I agree with your assessment. After I repeated enough
times, I must have connected with a different mirror, but then hit the
same or another mirror again later in the process.

I haven't really seen this problem on my desktop machine (same home
site) other than when the download storm for 4.2 was in progress.
Prior to this, the only trouble I had was with occasional hits on the
Dag sites which certainly is no responsibility of yours.

Collins Richey
      Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code ... If you write
      the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not
      smart enough to debug it.
             -Brian Kernighan

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