[CentOS] Re: Automatic site selection for dowload

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Fri Jun 27 13:43:14 UTC 2008

Les Mikesell wrote:
> Johnny Hughes wrote:

> 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.

Fatestmirror does not work with a proxy server ... however you can 
adjust your yum.conf to use the priority failover method, from 'man 


      Either ‘roundrobin’ or ‘priority’.

      ‘roundrobin’  randomly selects a URL out of the list of URLs to 
start with and proceeds through each of them as it encounters a failure 
contacting the host.

      ‘priority’ starts from the first baseurl listed and reads through 
them sequentially.

      failovermethod defaults to ‘roundrobin’ if not specified.

You can use baseurl=<firstchoice> at the top, then other ones after 
that.  They will be picked in order.

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