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Re: The updates firehose - automatic local mirrors



On Mon, Jun 11, 2007 at 08:06:39AM +0300, Pekka Savola wrote:
> On Sat, 9 Jun 2007, Matt Domsch wrote:
> >On Sat, Jun 09, 2007 at 04:41:12PM -0400, Bernardo Innocenti wrote:
> >>Christopher Blizzard wrote:
> >>
> >>>Are people complaining?
> >>
> >>I don't complain when it happens with my own computer that's
> >>being updated daily... but it's painful when you update a
> >>dozen of desktops in the office to F7 and all them want to
> >>download 500MB worth of updates the first time they boot.
> >>
> >>Yes, I could use a local Fedora mirror.  And, in fact,
> >>I do.  But then I'd have to customize the yum config on
> >>all clients to go look there.
> >
> >You can add your local private mirror to mirrormanager, add a netblock
> >that covers your address space, and all your clients will then pull
> >from your local mirror rather than public mirrors, with no change on
> >the clients.
> >
> >https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mirrormanager
> >http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Infrastructure/Mirroring
> 
> (My definition of 'local' = in the same country or region of 
> countries.  As shown in later messages, others want to create custom 
> repositories for organization's internal use, but that requires 
> different tools.)
> 
> Even better would be that only local mirrors would be shown 
> automatically.  Nowadays, countries with less than 3 mirrors don't get 
> this optimization.
> 
> This would require rather simple updates to the 
> http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/mirrorlist script.

I really don't want to trust that the only mirror in a given country
is active and fully up-to-date, and send everyone from that country to
that single mirror.  The thresshold is 3 per country to provide some
reasonable guarantee that at least one of those 3 is active and
up-to-date at any given instance.


-- 
Matt Domsch
Software Architect
Dell Linux Solutions linux.dell.com & www.dell.com/linux
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