[CentOS] Off Topic: CentOS Public mirror question

Sun Aug 28 18:45:22 UTC 2016
Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu>

Dear All,

My apologies for asking my question on less appropriate list. I did ask it
on centos-mirror at centos.org, but that list is really low traffic (and slow
response probably - I only got acknowledgement of my post...). On the
other hand, I'm sure there are many public mirror maintainers on this list
who may help me with my trouble.

Upon replacing faulty machine hosting public mirrors I have noticed that I
can not rsync CentOS (all other mirrors do rsync happily as they did on
failed box). I probably have missed some announcement, so my apologies for
asking what I should know already myself.

Which higher tier mirror should I use to rsync CentOS from (including
DVDs) to public mirror I maintain?

I use probably outdated source to rsync from. Namely, here is my rsync
line (in longer cron job):

rsync -aqH --exclude .~tmp~/ --exclude .~tmp~ --delete\
 msync-dvd.centos.org::CentOS-incdvd /data/mirror/centos

- and I'm getting the following error:

@ERROR: Unknown module 'CentOS-incdvd'

I also tried what CentOS public mirror wiki suggests, and get similar error:

rsync -aqH --exclude .~tmp~/ --exclude .~tmp~ --delete\
 us-msync.centos.org::CentOS /data/mirror/centos

@ERROR: Unknown module 'CentOS'

Independent on this error I also have a bit strange answer in DNS
resolution of msync-dvd.centos.org:

# host msync-dvd.centos.org
msync-dvd.centos.org has address
Host msync-dvd.centos.org not found: 2(SERVFAIL)

I would appreciate any help or pointers.

Thanks a lot in advance for all your answers!


Valeri Galtsev
Sr System Administrator
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
Phone: 773-702-4247