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Re: Mirror Download sites



At 5:26 PM -0700 10/24/06, norm wrote:
>Apart from investigating each site it is in some cases a challenge to
>find the nearest download site.  If the site has the name of a
>university in the address it is relatively easy to determine the
>general area of the server but for sites with other names it is more of
>a challenge to determine the location.  Probably the quickest and
>simplest way to determine the mirror site closest is if there was a map
>indicating the approximate locations.  Has anyone gone to the trouble
>of creating such a map or a form with the web address and the city  the
>server is located in.

AIUI, in FC6, the mirrorlist that yum uses is customized at the server
using both a check that the mirrors are up-to-date and a geographical query
to provide nearby mirrors.
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