wounded in the line of duty
You are correct when you say that there are potential problems with the depsolvers (yum and others) and I think my article ends to point out that we should not minimize those risks and developers definitely should look into them.
What I simply wanted to make clear is that we do more than just accept mirror-requests and that a mirror is not just offered whatever the accuracy of the mirror is. We do verify for forgery or malicious content.
But here also, yes, you have a good point about providing different content to different clients and unfortunately we trust other mechanisms (from the depsolver) to make sure that the user is not affected.
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