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1<?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?> 1<?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?>
2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/source_mirrors.xml,v 1.18 2004/06/28 23:31:25 jforman Exp $ -->
2<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
3 4
4<guide link="/doc/en/source_mirrors.xml"> 5<guide link="/doc/en/source_mirrors.xml">
5<title>Gentoo Linux Source Mirrors Policy</title> 6<title>Gentoo Linux Source Mirrors Policy</title>
6<author title="Author"><mail link="klieber@gentoo.org">Kurt Lieber</mail></author> 7<author title="Author"><mail link="klieber@gentoo.org">Kurt Lieber</mail></author>
8<author title="Editor"><mail link="cshields@gentoo.org">Corey Shields</mail></author>
9<author title="Editor"> <mail link="bennyc@gentoo.org">Benny Chuang</mail></author>
10<author title="Editor"> <mail link="jforman@gentoo.org">Jeffrey Forman</mail></author>
7 11
12<abstract>
13This document explains the requirements for source mirrors.
14</abstract>
15<license/>
8<version>1.1</version> 16<version>1.2</version>
9<date>17 Feb 2003</date> 17<date>8 Mar 2004</date>
10 18
11<license/>
12 19
13<chapter> 20<chapter>
14<title>Requirements</title> 21<title>Requirements</title>
15<section> 22<section>
16<title>Minimum Bandwidth</title> 23<title>Minimum Bandwidth</title>
17<body> 24<body>
18<p> To properly host a source mirror you should have a minimum of 5Mbps upstream bandwidth. 25<p> To properly host a source mirror, you should have a minimum of 5Mbps upstream bandwidth.
19ADSL and cable connections do not generally make adequate connections for distfile hosts due to their limited upstream performance.</p> 26ADSL and cable connections do not generally make adequate connections for distfile hosts due to their limited upstream performance.</p>
27</body>
28</section>
29<section>
30<title>Minimum Disk Space</title>
31<body>
32<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>
20</body> 33</body>
21</section> 34</section>
22<section> 35<section>
23<title>Minimum User Count</title> 36<title>Minimum User Count</title>
24<body> 37<body>
34</chapter> 47</chapter>
35<chapter> 48<chapter>
36<title>Implementation details</title> 49<title>Implementation details</title>
37<section> 50<section>
38<body> 51<body>
39<p>for new source mirror requests, the procedure will be as follows:</p> 52<p>For new source mirror requests, the procedure will be as follows:</p>
40<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> 53<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>
54<p>Full mirrors must carry the following directories (plus any directories that get added in the future):</p>
55<ul>
56 <li>/releases</li>
57 <li>/experimental</li>
58 <li>/distfiles</li>
59 <li>/snapshots</li>
60 <li>/grp</li>
61</ul>
62<p>Distfiles only mirrors need to carry the following directories:</p>
63<ul>
64 <li>/distfiles</li>
65 <li>/snapshots</li>
66</ul>
67
41<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> 68<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>
42 69
43<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> 70<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>
44 71
45<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. 72<p>Additionally, you, the mirror admin, will be requested to subscribe to the gentoo-mirrors mailing list (low traffic) so that you can follow all issues associated with source mirrors.
46</p> 73</p>
47<note> 74<note>
48Thanks 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>. 75Thanks 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>.
49</note> 76</note>
50</body> 77</body>
75</section> 102</section>
76 103
77<section> 104<section>
78<title>Q: How do I find the mirror nearest to me?</title> 105<title>Q: How do I find the mirror nearest to me?</title>
79<body> 106<body>
80<p>A: mirrorselect was designed to do this for you. If you haven't already run <c>emerge mirrorselect</c> then do it. 107<p>A: mirrorselect was designed to do this for you. If you haven't already run <c>emerge mirrorselect</c>, then please do so.
81Then run: <c>mirrorselect</c>. An ncurses-based menu will display allowing you to select a mirror close to you. 108Then run: <c>mirrorselect</c>. An ncurses-based menu will display allowing you to select a mirror close to you.
82</p> 109</p>
83</body>
84</section>
85<section>
86<title>Q: How much space does a full source mirror require?</title>
87<body>
88<p>A: At the moment, a full mirror requires between 30GB and 40GB of disk space and comprises the following four directories.
89</p>
90<ul>
91 <li>/release</li>
92 <li>/experimental</li>
93 <li>/distfiles</li>
94 <li>/snapshots</li>
95</ul>
96<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>
97</body> 110</body>
98</section> 111</section>
99<section> 112<section>
100<title>Q: I don't have that much disk space. Can I mirror part of the sources?</title> 113<title>Q: I don't have that much disk space. Can I mirror part of the sources?</title>
101<body> 114<body>
102<p>A: Yes, if you are unable to mirror our full sources, you can elect to mirror the following two directories only:</p> 115<p>A: Yes, if you are unable to mirror our full sources, you can elect to mirror the following two directories only:</p>
103<ul> 116<ul>
104 <li>/distfiles</li> 117 <li>/distfiles</li>
105 <li>/snapshots</li> 118 <li>/snapshots</li>
106</ul> 119</ul>
107<p>These two directories will require approximately 20GB of space and you will be listed on our site as a distfiles-only mirror.</p> 120<p>These two directories will require approximately 30GB of space and you will be listed on our site as a distfiles-only mirror.</p>
108</body> 121</body>
109</section> 122</section>
110<section> 123<section>
111<title>Q: Do I have to turn on Directory Indexing for directories served up via HTTP?</title> 124<title>Q: Do I have to turn on Directory Indexing for directories served up via HTTP?</title>
112<body> 125<body>

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