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



Barry K. Nathan wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 27, 2003 at 09:41:55PM -0400, William Hooper wrote:
> 
>>I would trust a local mirror of updates.redhat.com and the "--packagedir"
>>option for up2date more than I would trust a proxy cache.

I don't understand why a mirror should be more /trustworthy/ than a
proxy server.  Perhaps more secure in that you control when files get
deleted, but /trust/?

> ...
> Or you can locally mirror updates.redhat.com and serve that out with
> Current (that's what I'm doing -- it lets me add custom packages of my
> own to the channel, too):
> http://current.tigris.org/

I used to mirror the updates site, but i found that it didn't save
bandwidth, because so many packages were updated that i don't use.
(Check out the package sizes the next time an emacs errata is released. :-)

Using a proxy server on my local LAN gives me the best savings in
bandwidth (only the packages i actually use are downloaded), and is
easier to manage, not to mention the fact that i use it anyway for my
client PCs.
-- 
Paul
http://paulgear.webhop.net

A: Because we read from top to bottom, left to right.
Q: Why should i start my reply below the quoted text?

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