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WPI Linux Download Server

The WPI Linux Download Server is maintained by WPI Network Operations staff as a local repository for Linux software. At this time, various releases of Fedora Linux, Community ENTerprise Operating System (CentOS), and Scientific Linux distributions are available for download and network installation. The full operating systems, along with the security and bugfix updates for those distributions, are also accessible via yum. There is no official support available for Linux at WPI, but it is recommended that all systems be kept up-to-date with security patches to prevent breakins and other security problems. By using this locally provided resource while on the WPI campus network, you can help conserve WPI's finite Internet bandwidth.

This server synchronizes with the master upstream software repositories for the various Linux distributions 4 times a day, however updates to this top page may not be done immediately when new content becomes available. If something seems missing below, please check the FTP or HTTP site directly.

Using the WPI Local Yum Update Service

WPI has subscribed to the Fedora MirrorManager service. If you are using the default mirrorlist configuration of yum repositories for recent Fedora releases, your yum updates will be automatically directed to the local on-campus WPI mirror when you are connected to the WPI campus network. If for some reason the WPI mirror becomes out-of-date, MirrorManager will automatically redirect you to other mirrors on the Internet. If do not wish to rely on the automatic mirrorlist redirection, you can configure your system to point to the WPI mirror or another mirror directly.

NOTE: CentOS & Scientific Linux are not supported by the Fedora MirrorManager service, so you should configure your system to point to the WPI mirror manually if you want to take advantage of this service. You can do this by editing the .repo files in /etc/yum.repos.d/

Content available on the WPI Local Mirror

Installing Fedora, CentOS, or Scientific Linux from the WPI Local Mirror

You can install Fedora, CentOS or Scientific Linux using the WPI Local Mirror via several methods. For more information about how to install these distributions, please see the Fedora documentation, CentOS documentation, or Scientific Linux documentation. Please note that WPI is an "unlisted mirror" and as such will not show up on the upstream mirror lists.

Choose from one of the following methods:

WPI Tier1 Internet2/IPv6 Fedora Mirror Service

WPI provides private rsync access to Tier2 and other Fedora Mirrors that are reachable via Internet2 or via IPv6. Please contact Chuck Anderson (cra at wpi dot edu) if you would like access and are reachable via Internet2 or are available via IPv6 anywhere. See Fedora Infrastructure's Mirror Tiering Page for more info.

Export Compliance Agreement

Fedora software and technical information is subject to the U.S. Export Administration Regulations and other U.S. and foreign law, and may not be exported or re-exported to certain countries (currently Cuba, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Sudan and Syria) or to persons or entities prohibited from receiving U.S. exports (including those (a) on the Bureau of Industry and Security Denied Parties List or Entity List, (b) on the Office of Foreign Assets Control+list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons, and (c) involved with missile technology or nuclear, chemical or biological weapons). You may not download Fedora software or technical information if you are located in one of these countries, or otherwise affected by these restrictions. You may not provide Fedora software or technical information to individuals or entities located in one of these countries or otherwise affected by these restrictions. You are also responsible for compliance with foreign law requirements applicable to the import and use of Fedora software and technical information.


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