On Wed, 27 Aug 2003, Magnus wrote:
Let's say Joe has 50 RHEL servers, all pretty much identical, and
properly licensed. There is a flurry of security activity one week and
it takes about 50MB of new packages to patch one system. That's not
much of a reach. Each of the 50 servers downloads 50MB of packages
through https (i.e. not cached anywhere) over Joe's single business
class DSL connection. 2500MB of downloads, split up across 50 clients,
all hitting a DSL connection at once (not to mention the RHN servers).
This is lunacy.
This is what the RHN Proxy product was created for.
For peace of mind, resign as general manager of the universe.