The updates firehose - automatic local mirrors

Jakub Jelinek jakub at
Mon Jun 11 13:21:00 UTC 2007

On Mon, Jun 11, 2007 at 08:08:30AM -0500, Matt Domsch wrote:
> > This would require rather simple updates to the 
> > 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
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.


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