Re: doughnuts on a fish hook

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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.

-- Elliot
For peace of mind, resign as general manager of the universe.

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