Off Topic: CentOS Public mirror question

Dear All,

My apologies for asking my question on less appropriate list. I did ask it
on <a href="mailto:centos- ... at centos dot org">centos- ... at centos dot org</a>, but that list is really low traffic (and slow
response probably - I only got acknowledgement of my post...). On the
other hand, I'm sure there are many public mirror maintainers on this list
who may help me with my trouble.

Upon replacing faulty machine hosting public mirrors I have noticed that I
can not rsync CentOS (all other mirrors do rsync happily as they did on
failed box). I probably have missed some announcement, so my apologies for
asking what I should know already myself.

Which higher tier mirror should I use to rsync CentOS from (including
DVDs) to public mirror I maintain?

I use probably outdated source to rsync from. Namely, here is my rsync
line (in longer cron job):

rsync -aqH --exclude .~tmp~/ --exclude .~tmp~ --delete\ /data/mirror/centos

- and I'm getting the following error:

@ERROR: Unknown module 'CentOS-incdvd'

I also tried what CentOS public mirror wiki suggests, and get similar error:

rsync -aqH --exclude .~tmp~/ --exclude .~tmp~ --delete\ /data/mirror/centos

@ERROR: Unknown module 'CentOS'

Independent on this error I also have a bit strange answer in DNS
resolution of

# host has address
Host not found: 2(SERVFAIL)

I would appreciate any help or pointers.

Thanks a lot in advance for all your answers!


Valeri Galtsev
Sr System Administrator
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
Phone: 773-702-4247


Re: Off Topic: CentOS Public mirror question

By Fabian Arrotin at 08/29/2016 - 03:24

On 28/08/16 20:45, Valeri Galtsev wrote:
Answered on the appropriate mailing already :-)