ANNOUNCE: Automatic YUM Local Mirror GURU GUIDE

Dax Kelson dax at
Tue May 22 23:58:03 UTC 2007

I mentioned on the list a few months back a technique for having YUM
automatically use a local mirror without any configuration changes on
the clients. A few people sent me emails asking for more details, so I
was goaded/spurred into implementing it and have now documented the
procedure in a new GURU GUIDE.


* Deploy a local Fedora mirror for core package installation and updates
* Have local Fedora boxes automatically use the local mirror with ZERO
configuration changes

Since ZERO configuration change occurs on the Fedora box, if the Fedora
box is moved outside the local network (common with laptops) it will
automatically use the stock behavior of accessing the Fedora Mirror


Greatly reduced Internet bandwidth utilization for organizations with
many Fedora users as well as the Fedora mirrors. Plus, install/updates
occur at LAN speeds.


The solution detailed in the GURU GUIDE is ideal for any organization
such as a corporation, school/university, hosting company or ISP who has
multiple Fedora users on their network.


I hope other organizations with Fedora users find this solution as
useful as we have.

Dax Kelson
Guru Labs

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