Linux Software Mirror

The Linux Software Mirror (FTP Mirror) service provides a local repository of popular Linux distributions and update packages.

You can access the service via HTTP ( and FTP ( - both from on campus, only.

The mirrors are refreshed on a nightly basis. We will consider all requests to mirror other software distributions, please contact the IT Service Desk with your request via

Yum Repository Configurations

Configurations are available on the mirror; replace the default .repo files in your /etc/yum.repos.d/ directory with these customised versions to get packages and updates from the server. For older versions of yum with no /etc/yum.repos.d/ directory, just append the contents of each file to /etc/yum.conf as required