How do I switch mirror for rpmfusion?

Konstantin Svist fry.kun at
Sat Jul 11 18:22:51 UTC 2009

gilpel at wrote:
> Why isn't this the default?

Probably because it doesn't work too well.
The way it works is by pinging the IPs of all mirrors to see which one
has the smallest latency. In a perfect world, that would be the source
you want to use, but in reality all it tells you is which mirror's
firewall/etc. responds to ping fastest.
What happens is the server is either lagging or becomes overloaded fast
(possibly because many users are trying to update from it) so the speed
goes down the drain.
End result: I have 3mb download on my DSL line, but using the "fastest
mirror" often gives me 50K (or even lower) download speed. Sometimes I
end up editing the timedhosts.txt file and faking a long timeout value
for the slow host.

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