[Yum-devel] zeroconf-like discovery of repos

seth vidal skvidal at linux.duke.edu
Thu May 18 15:21:26 UTC 2006


On Thu, 2006-05-18 at 11:07 -0400, Mihai Ibanescu wrote:
> On Thu, May 18, 2006 at 04:03:23PM +0100, Karanbir Singh wrote:
> > Jeremy Katz wrote:
> > > On Thu, 2006-05-18 at 15:28 +0100, Karanbir Singh wrote:
> > >> 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.
> > > 
> > > That only helps if the mirror is a public one... if it's one just for
> > > local users, you can't list it in a mirror list and so fastest-mirror
> > > can't help
> > > 
> > 
> > but you could have that url listed in the .repo file's baseurl= line, if
> > its not available it wont be considered by fastestmirror. And when it
> > does connect / lookup, it comes into play.
> 
> What I am trying to accomplish with this is "zeroconf" - don't touch config
> files if you don't have to.
> 
> Sure, you could manually set your IP address, but isn't DHCP nicer?
> 
> Hope the analogy makes sense.

At the risk of being a neo-luddite - can you name a single critical
service that has successfully been deployed using zeroconf?


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