Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 430533
poor service from mirrors and mirrorlist round-robin
Last modified: 2013-01-09 20:47:00 EST
Description of problem: Some Fedora Project mirrors give very slow (< 10KB/s) or
non-existent service ("too many users; go away"), and I cannot find contact
information for maintenance. This projects a poor image for Fedora Project as a
whole: the infrastructure is not maintained.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: repeatedly over the last four days
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use the mirrorlist round-robin:
2. Try to download .rpms, for instance using wget (sub-invoked from jigdo.)
Actual results: These mirrors have been troublesome during the past four days:
7 KB/s mirror.nuvio.com|220.127.116.11|:80
0 KB/s ftp.applios.net|18.104.22.168|:21
"421 There are too many connected users, please try later."
Other mirrors have been borderline (sporadic, often < 20KB/s):
mirrors.tummy.com, mirror.newnanutilities.org, mirror.steadfast.net.
I can find no contact information to direct my complaint to those specific
mirror operations, nor to the maintainer of the round-robin itself.
Expected results: Reasonable service (at least 30KB/s most of the time; else
remove from the round-robin) and contact information for directing inquiries.
We don't use roundrobin anymore, we use a priority listing, which can take into
account site local mirrors. Also, see the fastest-mirror plugin for yum.