Is it possible to specify a mirror for YUM to target when doing updates? I've noticed on my CentOS 6.2 servers that it takes up to a minute for YUM to respond from a given command. I did some Googling and found that YUM reads from a timedhosts.txt file, so I viewed the contents and it was pretty nasty. There were 49 lines, 32 of which had a value of 99999999999, which I assume to be a timeout.
There has to be a way for me to specify a mirror I know would be lightning fast (being from SoCal I would like to use http://mirrors.usc.edu/.