[CentOS] yum vs up2date

chrism at imntv.com chrism at imntv.com
Thu Sep 7 15:20:19 UTC 2006

John Summerfield wrote:
> Jim Perrin wrote:
>>> Does this mean you don't wish to create a workable mirror system?
>> Just because it doesn't fit into how you think it should work doesn't
>> mean it's not workable. Stop trolling.
> I'm not trolling, I pointed out a serious problem with it and suggest 
> how it could be improved.
> I repeat, mirrors in Europe & the US are not local to Western 
> Australia, and while Singapore is relatively close, still data crosses 
> national boundaries; while I don't understand the implications of 
> that, I am sure it doesn't have the same costs & rules that data-flows 
> within Austealia have.

Who cares?  When I think of "local" in terms of an update mirror, all I 
care about is latency (less so) and bandwidth (more so)...the fact that 
a particular host is located in Perth or Ulan Bator or Los Angeles 
really isn't important to me.  Getting the bits from point A to point B 
in the quickest and most reliable fashion IS important.  I don't 
understand why you're so hung up on server location as physical 
geography is becoming less and less relevant as the world becomes more 
and more wired.


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