FedoraNews.org: HOWTO: How to Increase yum Speed
Jan 20, 2004, 05:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thomas Chung)
[ Thanks to Thomas
Chung for this link. ]
"If everyone is using the same server at same time, it can be
very busy and quite slow to download the base software or
"To avoid the overload and increase the speed of yum, try
switching to one of many Fedora Core mirror sites.
"For example, if you're located in USA West, update your
/etc/yum.conf as following and see how much it increased the speed
of yum update download speed..."