[CentOS] Re: Automatic site selection for dowload

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Fri Jun 27 12:58:45 UTC 2008

Johnny Hughes wrote:
>> Almost one hour and only 1.7 of 4.8 m was downloaded
>> This is typical for me getting data from .tw sites.
> Then ... find the fastest mirrors and don't use the default.
> We can't possibly try to program in thnigs like this on our end.
> The fastestmirror script actually makes a connection to the mirrors in 
> question, the lower ones should be the best ones.  It is possible that 
> is not the cause, but we can't test for that.
> You can, however, remark out the "mirrorlist=" line and instead add 
> several baseurl=<server_path> lines yourself that you want to use.
> Then you get updates from where ever you want

Is there a way to coax several hosts behind the same caching proxy to 
use the same URL as the 1st choice but still fail over and try others if 
there is a problem?  And preferably without having to manually edit 
files on each machine or coordinate choices.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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