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

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Tue Nov 29 14:21:25 UTC 2005

On Tue, 2005-11-29 at 08:07, Greg Knaddison 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:
> http://wiki.linux.duke.edu/YumTodont
> 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.

Better yet would be to teach yum why multiple A records have
been used in DNS for redundancy for ages.  That way wouldn't
break caching proxies.

  Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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