Creating a Local Mirror for Updates

Hey Experts!

I'm attempting to turn my linux box into an update server for the other clients under my watch. I have Apache set up on my linux(Mandrake 10.1) box, but I can't get the clients to communicate like it should? I had the KDE 3.2 front end and they all use the rpmdrake update to update, but currently they go outside our network to get their updates (very slow). I'd rather their machines update from my computer over our internal network (much faster)

Is there a special way i need to set up my machine/Apache in order to accomplish this?

Any help would be fabulous!


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Firstly, you need to mirror the update directory to your web folder. You can mirror the folder from the external sites.

Assume that the IP address of your server is, for each of the clients, run these command as root in their servers:

urpmi.removemedia updates
urpmi.addmedia --update updates with media_info/

The 1st command remove the setting to go update from external server. The 2nd command add the setting to update from your server.

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qball2k5Author Commented:
So what would the whole path be?
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