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Re: FYI: Workaround for today's FC5 baseurl/mirrorlist problems

On Wed, 2006-10-25 at 21:34 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:

> Mirror list selection is a server side infrastructure issue. Not 
> something yum needs to manage on its own. The mirror list cgi files that 
> were posted here are something FC6 has already implemented by default 
> now. So you already get what you want at this point.

If the mirrorlist returned didn't go out of its way to defeat
caching proxies there would be a lot less reason for the
servers to be overloaded.

> > And if yum had a counter part to "apt-get update" the network load would
> > be less, which would make server overloads and DOS/QOS attacks less
> > successful.
> yum update = apt-get update

The operations are not the same.  Apt-get update just updates the
list available in the repository.  And that step isn't repeated for
every other operation like yum does (slowly, slowly, slowly...).

  Les Mikesell
   lesmikesell gmail com

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