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Re: Why don't you let yum download a list with mirrors and choose the closest or fastest mirror :)



> On Wed, Jan 21, 2004 at 01:20:45AM +0100, Kristof vansant wrote:
>> Wouldn't it be interresting to let yum download a mirror list from the
>> fedora site and then connect to a nearby mirror.
>
> Agreed. One of the problems however is to get permission from the relevant
> mirrors for this and wire in the limits they wish to impose on such use.
>
> Alan
>
http://www.fedora.us/pipermail/fedora-devel/2004-January/002556.html

See the thread beginning here and the associated fedora.us bugzilla
report.  apt currently has a working proof-of-concept implementation of
exactly that made by Panu Matilainen.  Adrian Reber is working on
supporting code that automatically monitors mirrors in order to generate a
dynamic mirror list, dropping out broken mirrors, and perhaps notifying
the mirror maintainers when mirrors die or are out of sync.

The mirror choosing code will one day need to be rewritten from scratch in
order to support configuration of all clients (apt, yum, up2date, etc.)
perhaps after the new metadata is fully implemented.  Then it will have
full capability in both TUI and GUI interfaces, GPG safety, fallback, and
3rd party repository support.




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