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Re: Finding the "best" mirror

On Thu, Nov 18, 2004 at 04:43:49PM +0100, Matthias Saou wrote:
> > But as I was to lazy to edit all the files in /etc/yum.repos.d/ to use
> > the closest mirror I have written a small script which tries to
> > determine the best mirror, removes the mirrorlist directive from the
> > repo file and appends a baseurl line with the best mirror.
> Haven't looked at this yet, but how about selecting more than one mirror
> (e.g. the 5 best), creating a local yum mirror file, and pointing yum's
> configuration to that file:///path/to/that/mirrorlist? I really like the

I have extended the script to use the best n mirrors and not only one.
The number of mirrors to use can be specified on the commandline. I am,
however, not using the mirrorlist directive but just appending multiple
servers to the baseurl directive.


Gentoo use the same technique to determine the best mirror. In addition
to using netselect they offer to meassure the bandwidth by downloading a
100KB file from each mirror.


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