[Yum-devel] Fastest mirror selection plugin

Panu Matilainen pmatilai at laiskiainen.org
Fri Aug 12 12:21:54 UTC 2005


On Fri, 12 Aug 2005, Luke Macken wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I put together a yum plugin that hooks into the predownload slot and
> sorts the repo's mirrorlist by connection speed.  The initial concept
> of the mirror selection algorithm was taken from the fastest_cvsup[1]
> project, which seems to be very fast (after multi-threading it) and
> pretty reliable.
>
> http://people.redhat.com/lmacken/fastestmirror.py

Haven't tested it yet but looks very cool!

Maybe this functionality could find a home in urlgrabber itself - solving 
the fastest mirror is a pretty typical problem I think...

 	- Panu -



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