> Why not - they are the same old mirrors - all that happens is that yum > gets a lost of local up to date mirrors for the release/repo/arch from the > mirrorlist server on port 81 - chosen solely so that we can run it on the > same server > as normal apache on port 80. > > If you have fastestmirror plugin enabld yum will then test the mirrors and > use the fastest local connection. > > The version of yumex that we have at dev.centos.org alsouses the same > mirrorlist system. Note that using a non-standard port (81) here is an error - many restrictive firewalls (or proxies) won't allow such a connection - for example at my Mom's work (were I'm now) and my Dad's. Even though it's an outgoing connection. Setup apache virtual hosting, add a new dns name, and use apache's proxy module to proxy mirrorlister:80 to localhost:81 otherwise this will break for a lot of people. Cheers, MaZe.