On Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 06:37:37AM -0500, Pranav Kant wrote:
I am student studying in NIT Hamirpur and I want to mention the
instability of the above mentioned mirror on your public active
mirrors. The name of GLUG - NIT Hamirpur fluctuates many times a day
but on our side it always keeps working on both http and ftp if we
mention in manually on our yum.repos.d. Since there are not many
clients here who uses manual configuration and almost all of them
uses your mirror list to get the best possible mirror, so every time
they update they get mirror server other than ours, hence giving
them lesser speed of updating and downloading new releases. I
request you to please check what is blocking our mirror server to be
on the public active mirror server majority of the time.
I'm not sure how often this mirror syncs. It appears they are very
selective in which directories they mirror, such that parts of Fedora
17 are present, and some updates, but not all of them. MirrorManager
will not send traffic to mirrors it thinks are not up-to-date, or that
don't have the content.
There's also a really weird mirror host name listed there, which
redirects to a spammy search site. That host is the only one that has
a netblock associated with it, so traffic would automatically be sent
there. At some point someone noticed this and disabled the mirror, so
it's never served by MM, but it's just very odd.
Further I would like to mention that our http link is also working
for udpates and downloads, but only ftp link is mentioned out there
on the public server list. Http link gives more speed so I would
like to request to add http link also to your list so that users can
take advantage of its high speed.
I've added the http link now, thanks.
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