On Wed, Aug 27, 2003 at 12:10:21AM -0400, 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.
Edit /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date , change
storageDir[comment]=Where to store packages and other data when they are retrieved
keepAfterInstall[comment]=Keep packages on disk after installation
There is a risk associated in the sense that there is no synchronization
of the downloads, and I don't know what would happen if machine A and
machine B try to download the same RPM at the same time, but the worse
which can happen is a corrupted package which will be detected by the
MD5 checksum check of rpm, will be reported and manual intervention can
then clean it up.
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