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1 klieber 1.1 <?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?>
2 bennyc 1.17 <!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/source_mirrors.xml,v 1.16 2004/03/09 16:55:35 cshields Exp $ -->
3 klieber 1.1 <!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
5 klieber 1.3 <guide link="/doc/en/source_mirrors.xml">
6 klieber 1.1 <title>Gentoo Linux Source Mirrors Policy</title>
7     <author title="Author"><mail link="klieber@gentoo.org">Kurt Lieber</mail></author>
8 cshields 1.16 <author title="Editor"><mail link="cshields@gentoo.org">Corey Shields</mail></author>
9 bennyc 1.17 <author title="Editor">
10     <mail link="bennyc@gentoo.org">Benny Chuang</mail>
11     </author>
12 klieber 1.1
13 swift 1.15 <abstract>
14     This document explains the requirements for source mirrors.
15     </abstract>
16     <license/>
17 cshields 1.16 <version>1.2</version>
18     <date>8 Mar 2004</date>
19 klieber 1.1
20 swift 1.13
21 klieber 1.1 <chapter>
22     <title>Requirements</title>
23     <section>
24     <title>Minimum Bandwidth</title>
25     <body>
26 bennyc 1.17 <p> To properly host a source mirror, you should have a minimum of 5Mbps upstream bandwidth.
27 klieber 1.3 ADSL and cable connections do not generally make adequate connections for distfile hosts due to their limited upstream performance.</p>
28 klieber 1.1 </body>
29     </section>
30     <section>
31 cshields 1.16 <title>Minimum Disk Space</title>
32     <body>
33     <p> The space requirements depend on whether you choose to run a "Full" mirror or a "Distfiles only" mirror. Full mirrors require 60 gigabytes of disk space. Distfiles only mirrors require 30 gigabytes of space.</p>
34     </body>
35     </section>
36     <section>
37 klieber 1.1 <title>Minimum User Count</title>
38     <body>
39 klieber 1.11 <p>We ask that you support a minimum of 15 and preferrably 30 concurrent user connections.</p>
40 klieber 1.1 </body>
41     </section>
42     <section>
43     <title>Update Frequency</title>
44     <body>
45 klieber 1.12 <p>All mirrors must be synchronized every four hours, starting at midnight in your local time zone. This helps distribute the load out over a period of time, rather than having all mirrors synchronize at the same time.</p>
46 klieber 1.1 </body>
47     </section>
48     </chapter>
49     <chapter>
50     <title>Implementation details</title>
51     <section>
52     <body>
53 bennyc 1.17 <p>For new source mirror requests, the procedure will be as follows:</p>
54 cshields 1.16 <p>Set up your server to rsync with www.ibiblio.org::gentoo. Once you have a complete mirror of that server, please file a bug report on bugs.gentoo.org under the "rsync" category stating that you have a new mirror and wish it to be added to the list of official mirrors. Please specify whether you wish to be a "Full" mirror or "Distfiles only" mirror. Distfiles only mirrors will be designated as such on the website.</p>
55     <p>Full mirrors must carry the following directories (plus any directories that get added in the future):</p>
56     <ul>
57     <li>/releases</li>
58     <li>/experimental</li>
59     <li>/distfiles</li>
60     <li>/snapshots</li>
61     <li>/grp</li>
62     </ul>
63     <p>Distfiles only mirrors need to carry the following directories:</p>
64     <ul>
65     <li>/distfiles</li>
66     <li>/snapshots</li>
67     </ul>
69 bennyc 1.17 <p>We will then verify that the mirror exists and we can connect to it properly. Then, in the next 48-72 hours, we will determine if your mirror is syncing correctly and in accordance with this policy.</p>
70 klieber 1.1
71 klieber 1.4 <p>If all steps went smoothly, we will then add you to our list of <uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/main/en/mirrors.xml">download mirrors</uri> on the main web site. We will also send you the login information for our private master distfile mirror which is only available to official Gentoo Linux source mirrors.</p>
72 klieber 1.1
73 bennyc 1.17 <p>Additionally, you, the mirror admin, will be added to the gentoo-mirrors mailing list (low traffic) so that you can follow all issues associated with source mirrors.
74 klieber 1.1 </p>
75     <note>
76     Thanks for helping out Gentoo Linux users and developers! :) For any mirror administration issues or problems, please contact <mail link="mirror-admin@gentoo.org">mirror-admin@gentoo.org</mail>.
77     </note>
78     </body>
79     </section>
80     </chapter>
81     <chapter>
82     <title>Short FAQ</title>
83     <section>
84     <title>Q: Who should I contact regarding new mirrors or to get my mirror added to the Gentoo web site?</title>
85     <body>
86 klieber 1.4 <p>A: Please file a bug on bugs.gentoo.org under the rsync category.</p>
87 klieber 1.1 </body>
88     </section>
89     <section>
90     <title>Q: Who should I contact regarding mirror issues and maintenance?</title>
91     <body>
92 klieber 1.4 <p>A: Please file a bug on bugs.gentoo.org under the rsync category.</p>
93 klieber 1.1 </body>
94     </section>
95 klieber 1.9 <section>
96     <title>Q: I run a private source mirror for my company. Can I still access the private master source mirror?</title>
97     <body>
98     <p>A: Because our resources are limited, we need to ensure we allocate them in such a way
99     to provide the maximum amount of benefit to our users. As such, we limit connections
100     to our master rsync and distfile mirrors to public mirrors only. Users are welcome to use our regular mirror system to establish a private source mirror.
101     </p>
102     </body>
103     </section>
104 klieber 1.1
105     <section>
106 klieber 1.9 <title>Q: How do I find the mirror nearest to me?</title>
107 klieber 1.1 <body>
108 bennyc 1.17 <p>A: mirrorselect was designed to do this for you. If you haven't already run <c>emerge mirrorselect</c>, then please do so.
109 klieber 1.1 Then run: <c>mirrorselect</c>. An ncurses-based menu will display allowing you to select a mirror close to you.
110     </p>
111     </body>
112     </section>
113 klieber 1.5 <section>
114 klieber 1.11 <title>Q: I don't have that much disk space. Can I mirror part of the sources?</title>
115     <body>
116     <p>A: Yes, if you are unable to mirror our full sources, you can elect to mirror the following two directories only:</p>
117     <ul>
118     <li>/distfiles</li>
119     <li>/snapshots</li>
120     </ul>
121 cshields 1.16 <p>These two directories will require approximately 30GB of space and you will be listed on our site as a distfiles-only mirror.</p>
122 klieber 1.5 </body>
123     </section>
124 klieber 1.8 <section>
125 swift 1.10 <title>Q: Do I have to turn on Directory Indexing for directories served up via HTTP?</title>
126 klieber 1.8 <body>
127 klieber 1.11 <p>A: Directory Indexing is required for the /releases and /experimental directories, but can be turned off for all other directories (including /distfiles) if you wish.
128 klieber 1.8 </p>
129     </body>
130     </section>
131 klieber 1.1 </chapter>
132     </guide>

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