Hi Folks. My colleagues and I are doing some spring cleaning with our
Mirror servers(mirror.rackspace.com) and I've noticed some
self-inflicted decay with regards to our information as stored on the
Fedora project so I'm working to get our mirrors properly set up in
Mirror Manager and am running into some issues.
Firstly while I can add the https and rsync URLs to a host, I am unable
to get our http url added to a host with a "Could not add Category URL
to the host" error, likely because the url is already added to another
host somewhere within MirrorManager. Looking through the mailing list
archive it looks like my predecessors on-boarded our Mirrors using an
FAS account "rackspace" which is now marked inactive(uses a dead email
box). I'd like to get the URL freed up so I can add it to a Host that is
on a Site tied to my team's active FAS accounts.
Additionally I'd like to find a way to properly have our mirrors added
to the network while still taking advantage the "globally available"
nature of our infrastructure. Our DNS entries are load balanced via F5
GTM load balancers such that we use the same fqdn for our mirrors
globally, but caching nameservers pull different entries depending on
their latency/region. The problem is that we aren't able to add the same
URL to multiple hosts as can be seen with my first issue. What I'd like
to see is the ability for a single "Site" to have multiple hosts defined
that are able to re-use the same URL in the case that global server load
balancing via DNS is being used, possibly only with fedora admin
approval and/or unique ASNs are used. If a better place for this second
request is a feature request via github please just let me know and I'll
be happy to file it.
Any assistance would be appreciated, thanks.