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1 klieber 1.1 <?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?>
2     <!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
3    
4 klieber 1.3 <guide link="/doc/en/source_mirrors.xml">
5 klieber 1.1 <title>Gentoo Linux Source Mirrors Policy</title>
6     <author title="Author"><mail link="klieber@gentoo.org">Kurt Lieber</mail></author>
7    
8     <version>1.1</version>
9     <date>17 Feb 2003</date>
10    
11     <chapter>
12     <title>Requirements</title>
13     <section>
14     <title>Minimum Bandwidth</title>
15     <body>
16 klieber 1.3 <p> To properly host a source mirror you should have a minimum of 2Mbps upstream bandwidth.
17     ADSL and cable connections do not generally make adequate connections for distfile hosts due to their limited upstream performance.</p>
18 klieber 1.1 </body>
19     </section>
20     <section>
21     <title>Minimum User Count</title>
22     <body>
23     <p>We ask that you support a minimum of 5 and preferrably 10 concurrent user connections.</p>
24     </body>
25     </section>
26     <section>
27     <title>Update Frequency</title>
28     <body>
29 klieber 1.6 <p>All mirrors must be synchronized every four hours, starting at midnight, UTC.</p>
30 klieber 1.1 </body>
31     </section>
32     </chapter>
33     <chapter>
34     <title>Implementation details</title>
35     <section>
36     <body>
37     <p>for new source mirror requests, the procedure will be as follows:</p>
38 klieber 1.4 <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.</p>
39     <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>
40 klieber 1.1
41 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>
42 klieber 1.1
43 swift 1.7 <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.
44 klieber 1.1 </p>
45     <note>
46     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>.
47     </note>
48     </body>
49     </section>
50     </chapter>
51     <chapter>
52     <title>Short FAQ</title>
53     <section>
54     <title>Q: Who should I contact regarding new mirrors or to get my mirror added to the Gentoo web site?</title>
55     <body>
56 klieber 1.4 <p>A: Please file a bug on bugs.gentoo.org under the rsync category.</p>
57 klieber 1.1 </body>
58     </section>
59     <section>
60     <title>Q: Who should I contact regarding mirror issues and maintenance?</title>
61     <body>
62 klieber 1.4 <p>A: Please file a bug on bugs.gentoo.org under the rsync category.</p>
63 klieber 1.1 </body>
64     </section>
65    
66     <section>
67     <title>Q) How do I find the mirror nearest to me?</title>
68     <body>
69     <p>A) mirrorselect was designed to do this for you. If you haven't already run <c>emerge mirrorselect</c> then do it.
70     Then run: <c>mirrorselect</c>. An ncurses-based menu will display allowing you to select a mirror close to you.
71     </p>
72     </body>
73     </section>
74 klieber 1.5 <section>
75     <title>Q) How much space does a full source mirror require?</title>
76     <body>
77     <p>A) At the moment, a full mirror requires between 30GB and 40GB of disk space.
78     </p>
79     </body>
80     </section>
81 klieber 1.8 <section>
82     <title>Q) Do I have to turn on Directory Indexing for directories served up via HTTP?</title>
83     <body>
84     <p>A) Direcetory Indexing is required for the /releases and /experimental directories, but can be turned off for all other directories (including /distfiles) if you wish.
85     </p>
86     </body>
87     </section>
88 klieber 1.1 </chapter>
89     </guide>

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