Using yum-fastestmirror to speed up your Fedora software package updates16 Jun 2008
The package manager,
yum, on Fedora uses a mirror management infrastructure to help locate the geographically closest mirrors. This “geographically closest” mirror is supposed to give you the fastest connection – which unfortunately is usually not the case. For example, the connection between Mainland China and Taiwan is extremely slow despite it’s geographical neighborhood.
yum-fastestmirror plugin becomes very helpful. Quote from Fedora documentation
The fastest mirror plugin enhances the speed of updates by maintaining a local offline hostfile cache of the speed of the mirrors. It sorts the mirror list by speed and prioritizes the faster ones for package downloads.
Enter the command to install:
su -c 'yum install yum-fastestmirror'
One may exclude certain domains from even being listed at all by adding the following line to
Then you’re up to the speed … Have fun!