[CentOS] Yum / Up2date issues and mirror.centos.org

Greg Knaddison greg.knaddison at gmail.com
Tue Nov 29 14:07:11 UTC 2005

On 11/29/05, Maciej Żenczykowski <maze at cela.pl> wrote:
> Has anyone thought of using some interesting/innovative way to enable
> sharing of updates via a torrent-like swarm as well?

This has been considered - check out the list of "ToDont" items:


It's a bad idea for a variety of reasons.

One solution to distributing the load is for CentOS to provide
CentOS.repo files that include a long list of mirrors and then
distribute the fastest-mirror plugin.  There are some problems in that
solution, but they are getting fixed.


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