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Re: The updates firehose - automatic local mirrors



On Mon, Jun 11, 2007 at 09:21:00AM -0400, Jakub Jelinek wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 11, 2007 at 08:08:30AM -0500, Matt Domsch wrote:
> > > 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.
> 
> Isn't that reasonable guarantee already the report_mirror data or
> crawler acquired data?
> Looking at current http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/publiclist/Fedora/7/
> there are only very few countries for which non-global list is used
> (unlike FC6 times):
> Canada, Germany, Spain, France, Greece, Japan, Netherlands, Romania, USA
> E.g. Czech Rep. used to be listed, but supposedly two of the mirrors
> were kicked out for not being 100% up2date by the crawler and now we
> have just 2 mirrors, both stable though.

For my systems I use something like country=GB,FR to avoid getting the
global list. How hard will it be instead of returning the global list
to check if there are enough near by countries (same continent for
example) to satisfy the thresshold and only return those?

Kostas


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