[Yum-devel] zeroconf-like discovery of repos

Mihai Ibanescu misa+yum at redhat.com
Tue May 16 20:12:49 UTC 2006

On Tue, May 16, 2006 at 02:20:08PM -0400, seth vidal wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-05-16 at 11:53 -0400, Mihai Ibanescu wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > Here's a scenario that I've been thinking about, and wanted to get an idea how
> > useful it would be for other people.
> > 
> > I happen to have a local mirror of some yum repositories. Since the mirror is
> > behind the firewall, it's not accessible to the rest of the world, so no
> > reason for it to live on the mirrorlist.
> > 
> > However, if I plug my laptop in the network I'd like to get my updates from my
> > fast mirror, and if I go home I want to follow the regular route.
> > 
> > Me changing the file in yum.repos.d is sort of inconvenient. That's why I
> > think this would be a good case for service discovery.
> > 
> > Does this sound useful?
> Useful? Maybe - but only to large enterprises where folks have some
> control/influence over DNS
> It seems like something that would only be useful for a small subset of
> folks, though. Why not implement it as a plugin as a proof of concept.
> You could mangle the repositories before they're up using the prerepo
> slot.
> What do you think?

That's exactly my thought - plugin first (started to look at the fastmirror
plugin last night).


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