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Re: Fedora Core 3

On Jul  5, 2004, Elliot Lee <sopwith redhat com> wrote:

> On Fri, 2 Jul 2004, Mike Fedyk wrote:

>> A utility that asks you to choose a mirror for the updates.

>> The second you type any yum command for the first time, you hit the red 
>> hat servers and that's slow as fsck.

> At some point yum will get the mirror-list support that is already in
> up2date...

But the mirror-list support in up2date sucks just as much as far as
web proxies as concerned.  If each client makes the decision on which
server to use by itself, odds are that each one behind the same web
proxy will be hammering a different server, instead of sharing/reusing
the downloads.


Alexandre Oliva             http://www.ic.unicamp.br/~oliva/
Red Hat Compiler Engineer   aoliva {redhat com, gcc.gnu.org}
Free Software Evangelist  oliva {lsd ic unicamp br, gnu.org}

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