[Yum] Multiple machines & timeliness of updates.
mhedemark at trueposition.com
Fri Dec 5 16:03:05 UTC 2003
Harvey J. Stein [mailto:hjstein at covad.net] said:
[stuff about downloading packages only once for multiple machines]
There are two good ways to do this:
1) Create a local mirror of the yum repository on your LAN. For only two
machines this might be overkill.
2) Set up a squid caching proxy, and bump up the values so it retains large
files (and lots of them). Point your yum clients through the squid proxy.
First machine to request a package downloads it over the Internet.
Subsequent clients grab it from cache.
The second option requires less storage capacity on one server than a full
repository, and will automagically purge packages that are no longer needed.
If I were only doing 2 clients I'd give that option a try.
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