Fedora Bounties (seeking ideas)
Patrick W. Barnes
nman64 at n-man.com
Fri Apr 21 00:57:01 UTC 2006
On Thursday 20 April 2006 19:09, "Paul W. Frields" <stickster at gmail.com>
> I did this by taking the old FC4 ".us.east" lists and (after
> confirmation of the repos) including them on my system. I wasn't sure
> that was the accepted usage, but now it seems so. I know there are
> probably myriad ways to accomplish this with a more user-friendly bent,
> but would it make sense for there to be a tool that asked the user to
> select a geographic region, and populated a local mirror list
> appropriately, using a remotely gathered list that included lat/long
> data? Does such a thing exist already and I'm just clueless?
We've always said that the best way for someone to get the best mirrors is for
them to gather a list of their preferred mirrors and set up that list in
their yum configuration. This was true even before the mirrorlist option was
Unfortunately, there isn't a single reliable way to automatically generate the
best list for any given person at any given location. Physical proximity is
rarely a good indicator of the best mirrors. As we work towards better
mirror management, we'll be able to produce more reliable lists. We're
hoping to enable smart redirection to disperse requests to mirrors. At the
moment, download.fedoraproject.org does do redirects, but we don't yet have
the ability to make those redirections at all intelligent.
That would be one potential project. Bouncer is the tool we've been looking
at, but it needs work before we can hope to use it. Really, just about any
working solution would be welcome.
Patrick "The N-Man" Barnes
nman64 at n-man.com
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