[TriLUG] Filtering yum mirrors
bidwell at dead-city.org
Wed Sep 13 10:10:43 EDT 2006
Owen Berry wrote:
> One of the yum mirrors listed for updates-released for FC4 is
> mirrors.playboy.com. Not only is it a bad idea to have my work computer
> going to a anything.playboy.com URL, but it also usually errors out
> (actually, maybe it never works). Any ideas on how I can ignore that
> mirror in the list provided for Fedora? I have a few ideas, but maybe
> there is something better.
> 1) Set the failovermethod in my yum.conf to be priority instead of
> roundrobin. The playboy one is 10 down, so I can hope it will never be
> reached. However, this seems to defeat the purpose of having a list of
> mirrors to share the load.
> 2) Create a script to download the mirror list and grep out the playboy
> server. Cron it for the middle of the night and get yum to use that file
> instead of the official URL.
> 3) Set mirrors.playboy.com to be 127.0.0.1 in my hosts file. This will
> cause it to "invisibly" error out and move on to the next mirror.
> Any ideas, or comments on which method seems best?
It seems to me the best would be #3. In fact, I'd just have the
entire playboy.com domain go to 127.0.0.1. But then again
my /etc/hosts is 15872 lines long.
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