Yum proxy?

Arthur Pemberton dalive at flashmail.com
Fri Jan 28 03:35:15 UTC 2005

Ed K. wrote:

> On Thu, 27 Jan 2005, Arthur Pemberton wrote:
>> Ed K. wrote:
>>> On Thu, 27 Jan 2005, Arthur Pemberton wrote:
>>>> Is there any such thing as a yum proxy? And I don't mean setting up 
>>>> yum to work through a proxy. I'm hoping for a daemon through which 
>>>> the host and client connect, and which would in turn access the 
>>>> repos, so as to save band width.
>>>> Does such exist?
>>> Yes, its called squid. have a look at my yum repository. it properly 
>>> sets and uses the expires and if-modified-since http headers:
>>> http://www.edebris.com/fedora.redhat/mirror/
>>> http://www.edebris.com/fedora.us/mirror/
>> Yes I'm aware of squid. But how well would it work with ftp, and 
>> would squids caching cause problems? If not, then my question has 
>> been answered.
> You can only use squid if you use a http repository that properly uses 
> expires and if-modified-since, like the ones at edebris.com.
> This is different then trying to mirror the yum repository at menioned 
> at:
> http://www.fedoranews.org/alex/tutorial/yum/
> It even talks about requiring 5G and I think that figure is low. The 
> mirror is now 25G for fedora.us and 16G for fedora.redhat without the 
> source RPMS.
> I always make mention of using squid as a proxy and a properly 
> contructed http server in the hopes that more mirrors will copy, and 
> more installations will not require their own local copy of a yum 
> repository. I have 5 sites with fedora core 1/2/3 installations and 
> none have a local yum repository.
> Maybe I should write an article for FedoraNEWS.org?
That's a good idea. Mailign lists are nice, but centralized information 
can be helpful. You make a good point about file space usage which I did 
not previously consider.

Thank you

> ed

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