[nSLUG] Anyone on Redhat and Eastlink?

francis picabia fpicabia at gmail.com
Thu Apr 10 13:33:13 ADT 2014

The problem seems to be specific to Redhat's use of akamai, so the other
distros are irrelevant.  Can you use mtr to track the network
routing and packet loss to ?

On one system I started a yum update 2 hours ago and it is now on the 23rd
update of 51, downloading at 55 bytes/sec at the moment.

On Thu, Apr 10, 2014 at 1:06 PM, Stephen Yorke <syorke at gmail.com> wrote:

>  I do not have this issue.  My virtual environment has Red Hat, CentOS,
> Debian, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SLED, OpenSUSE and Mint.
> But I am on Eastlinks business 40/20 package which is really just an
> extension of their home internet as I can plug in to their modem directly
> and still get a DHCP address as well.
> Sent from my Samsung Ativ S running WP8
>  ------------------------------
> From: francis picabia <fpicabia at gmail.com>
> Sent: 2014-04-10 12:19 PM
> To: Nova Scotia Linux User Group <nslug at nslug.ns.ca>
> Subject: [nSLUG] Anyone on Redhat and Eastlink?
> I'm having trouble using yum update on Redhat, with network
> stalled talking to the akamai servers such as
> It is reproducible on several boxes, and on each this
> was working fine 3 days ago.
> mtr seems to show 60% packet loss getting to this server.
>  Can anyone else confirm this is an Eastlink + Redhat issue
> at the present time?
> RHEL does not have public mirrors to select from.  There
> is a yum plugin for fastest mirror section, which helps
> for epel, but does nothing about core Redhat repos.
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