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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