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11<chapter> 11<chapter>
12<title>Requirements</title> 12<title>Requirements</title>
13<section> 13<section>
14<title>Minimum Bandwidth</title> 14<title>Minimum Bandwidth</title>
15<body> 15<body>
16<p> To properly host a source mirror you should have a minimum of 2Mbps upstream bandwidth. 16<p> To properly host a source mirror you should have a minimum of 5Mbps upstream bandwidth.
17ADSL and cable connections do not generally make adequate connections for distfile hosts due to their limited upstream performance.</p> 17ADSL and cable connections do not generally make adequate connections for distfile hosts due to their limited upstream performance.</p>
18</body> 18</body>
19</section> 19</section>
20<section> 20<section>
21<title>Minimum User Count</title> 21<title>Minimum User Count</title>
22<body> 22<body>
23<p>We ask that you support a minimum of 5 and preferrably 10 concurrent user connections.</p> 23<p>We ask that you support a minimum of 15 and preferrably 30 concurrent user connections.</p>
24</body> 24</body>
25</section> 25</section>
26<section> 26<section>
27<title>Update Frequency</title> 27<title>Update Frequency</title>
28<body> 28<body>
81</body> 81</body>
82</section> 82</section>
83<section> 83<section>
84<title>Q: How much space does a full source mirror require?</title> 84<title>Q: How much space does a full source mirror require?</title>
85<body> 85<body>
86<p>A: At the moment, a full mirror requires between 30GB and 40GB of disk space. 86<p>A: At the moment, a full mirror requires between 30GB and 40GB of disk space and comprises the following four directories.
87</p> 87</p>
88<ul>
89 <li>/release</li>
90 <li>/experimental</li>
91 <li>/distfiles</li>
92 <li>/snapshots</li>
93</ul>
94<p>In order to be a full Gentoo Linux source mirror, we ask that you mirror all four of these directories in their entirety.</p>
95</body>
96</section>
97<section>
98<title>Q: I don't have that much disk space. Can I mirror part of the sources?</title>
99<body>
100<p>A: Yes, if you are unable to mirror our full sources, you can elect to mirror the following two directories only:</p>
101<ul>
102 <li>/distfiles</li>
103 <li>/snapshots</li>
104</ul>
105<p>These two directories will require approximately 20GB of space and you will be listed on our site as a distfiles-only mirror.</p>
88</body> 106</body>
89</section> 107</section>
90<section> 108<section>
91<title>Q: Do I have to turn on Directory Indexing for directories served up via HTTP?</title> 109<title>Q: Do I have to turn on Directory Indexing for directories served up via HTTP?</title>
92<body> 110<body>
93<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. 111<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.
94</p> 112</p>
95</body> 113</body>
96</section> 114</section>
97</chapter> 115</chapter>
98</guide> 116</guide>

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