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Re: useNoSSLForPackages and other badly-conceived options (noticenon-hijacked thread!)



Paul Gear said:
> Barry K. Nathan wrote:
>> ...
>> I would expect the effect of SSL on bandwidth use to be minimal. If you
>> really want to reduce bandwidth, I think there would be more gains if
>> some RPM packages were compressed using bzip2 rather than gzip.
>
> It has a huge effect, for the simple reason that it is *non-cacheable*.
>  If you have multiple systems that need the packages, you have to turn
> on useNoSSLForPackages if you don't want to download every package for
> every machine.

I would trust a local mirror of updates.redhat.com and the "--packagedir"
option for up2date more than I would trust a proxy cache.

-- 
William Hooper




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