1. The connecting location of the client.
2. The current freshness/staleness of the mirrors for that region.
yum fastest mirror plugin (yum-plugin-fastestmirror) sound interesting? Want to try?
To install yum fastest mirror plugin (yum-plugin-fastestmirror) you can use this command:-
yum install yum-plugin-fastestmirror
yum install yum-fastestmirror
Once the installation completed, you have to edit the file /etc/yum.conf and add the following line to the file:
If it is already there , no need to add!
Done. you have just installed yum fastest mirror plugin.
if you perform yum install or yum update now,
you will notice there is a new line added like below
Loading “fastestmirror” plugin
Setting up Install Process
Setting up repositories