[Yum-devel] zeroconf-like discovery of repos

Karanbir Singh mail-lists at karan.org
Thu May 18 14:28:04 UTC 2006

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?

sounds like a lot of over engineering something thats already available
as the fastest mirror plugin. using the fastest-to-target-machine is a
better way of achieving the same thing.

Karanbir Singh : http://www.karan.org/ : 2522219 at icq

More information about the Yum-devel mailing list