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Re: Fedora Bounties (seeking ideas)



On Thu, 2006-04-20 at 20:09 -0400, Paul W. Frields wrote:
> I did this by taking the old FC4 ".us.east" lists and (after
> confirmation of the repos) including them on my system.  I wasn't sure
> that was the accepted usage, but now it seems so.  I know there are
> probably myriad ways to accomplish this with a more user-friendly bent,
> but would it make sense for there to be a tool that asked the user to
> select a geographic region, and populated a local mirror list
> appropriately, using a remotely gathered list that included lat/long
> data?  Does such a thing exist already and I'm just clueless?

I'm thinking of hacking yum-fastestmirror to rank based on number of
hops to the mirror, this would get you the closest mirrors "as the
packet flies", which is probably better than geographical proximity.

Though it would still be nice to track actual transfer rates from each
mirror. I don't know if that can be hacked on in a plugin. I really need
to learn some python...


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