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3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
4 4
5<guide link="/doc/en/source_mirrors.xml"> 5<guide link="/doc/en/source_mirrors.xml">
6<title>Gentoo Linux Source Mirrors Policy</title> 6<title>Gentoo Linux Source Mirrors Policy</title>
7<author title="Author"><mail link="klieber@gentoo.org">Kurt Lieber</mail></author> 7<author title="Author">
8 <mail link="klieber@gentoo.org">Kurt Lieber</mail>
9</author>
10<author title="Editor">
11 <mail link="cshields@gentoo.org">Corey Shields</mail>
12</author>
13<author title="Editor">
14 <mail link="bennyc@gentoo.org">Benny Chuang</mail>
15</author>
16<author title="Editor">
17 <mail link="jforman@gentoo.org">Jeffrey Forman</mail>
18</author>
8 19
9<version>1.1</version> 20<abstract>
10<date>17 Feb 2003</date> 21This document explains the requirements for source mirrors.
22</abstract>
11 23
12<license/> 24<license/>
25<version>1.5</version>
26<date>2005-04-11</date>
13 27
14<chapter> 28<chapter>
15<title>Requirements</title> 29<title>Requirements</title>
16<section> 30<section>
17<title>Minimum Bandwidth</title> 31<title>Minimum Bandwidth</title>
18<body> 32<body>
33
34<p>
19<p> To properly host a source mirror you should have a minimum of 5Mbps upstream bandwidth. 35To properly host a source mirror, you should have a minimum of 5Mbps upstream
20ADSL and cable connections do not generally make adequate connections for distfile hosts due to their limited upstream performance.</p> 36bandwidth. ADSL and cable connections do not generally make adequate
37connections for distfile hosts due to their limited upstream performance.
38</p>
39
40</body>
41</section>
42<section>
43<title>Minimum Disk Space</title>
44<body>
45
46<p>
47The space requirements depend on whether you choose to run a "Full" mirror or a
48"Distfiles only" mirror. Full mirrors require 90 GB of disk space. Distfiles
49only mirrors require 40 GB of space.
50</p>
51
21</body> 52</body>
22</section> 53</section>
23<section> 54<section>
24<title>Minimum User Count</title> 55<title>Minimum User Count</title>
25<body> 56<body>
57
58<p>
26<p>We ask that you support a minimum of 15 and preferrably 30 concurrent user connections.</p> 59We ask that you support a minimum of 15 and preferrably 30 concurrent user
60connections.
61</p>
62
27</body> 63</body>
28</section> 64</section>
29<section> 65<section>
30<title>Update Frequency</title> 66<title>Update Frequency</title>
31<body> 67<body>
32<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> 68
69<p>
70All mirrors must be synchronized every four hours, starting at midnight in your
71local time zone. This helps distribute the load out over a period of time,
72rather than having all mirrors synchronize at the same time.
73</p>
74</body>
75</section>
76
77<section>
78<title>Mirror Needs</title>
79<body>
80<p>
81Your mirror may not be added immediately to our listing and given access to the private distribution point. We add mirrors
82on an as-needed basis so as not to clutter up the listing, and to provide an adequate amount of high speed mirrors. You are more than
83welcome to peek in #gentoo-mirrors on irc.freenode.org and chat up to see the status of your mirror being added to our official network.
84</p>
33</body> 85</body>
34</section> 86</section>
35</chapter> 87</chapter>
88
36<chapter> 89<chapter>
37<title>Implementation details</title> 90<title>Implementation details</title>
38<section> 91<section>
39<body> 92<body>
93
94<p>
40<p>for new source mirror requests, the procedure will be as follows:</p> 95For new source mirror requests, the procedure will be as follows:
41<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> 96</p>
42<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>
43 97
44<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>
45
46<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.
47</p> 98<p>
48<note> 99Set up your server to rsync with ftp.ussg.iu.edu::gentoo-distfiles. Once you
49Thanks 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>. 100have a complete mirror of that server, please file a bug report on
50</note> 101bugs.gentoo.org under the "rsync" category stating that you have a new mirror
51</body> 102and wish it to be added to the list of official mirrors. Please specify
52</section> 103whether you wish to be a "Full" mirror or "Distfiles only" mirror. Distfiles
53</chapter> 104only mirrors will be designated as such on the website.
54<chapter> 105</p>
55<title>Short FAQ</title> 106
56<section>
57<title>Q: Who should I contact regarding new mirrors or to get my mirror added to the Gentoo web site?</title>
58<body>
59<p>A: Please file a bug on bugs.gentoo.org under the rsync category.</p>
60</body>
61</section>
62<section>
63<title>Q: Who should I contact regarding mirror issues and maintenance?</title>
64<body>
65<p>A: Please file a bug on bugs.gentoo.org under the rsync category.</p>
66</body>
67</section>
68<section>
69<title>Q: I run a private source mirror for my company. Can I still access the private master source mirror?</title>
70<body>
71<p>A: Because our resources are limited, we need to ensure we allocate them in such a way
72to provide the maximum amount of benefit to our users. As such, we limit connections
73to 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.
74</p> 107<p>
75</body> 108Full mirrors must carry the following directories (plus any directories that
76</section> 109get added in the future):
77
78<section>
79<title>Q: How do I find the mirror nearest to me?</title>
80<body>
81<p>A: mirrorselect was designed to do this for you. If you haven't already run <c>emerge mirrorselect</c> then do it.
82Then run: <c>mirrorselect</c>. An ncurses-based menu will display allowing you to select a mirror close to you.
83</p> 110</p>
84</body> 111
85</section>
86<section>
87<title>Q: How much space does a full source mirror require?</title>
88<body>
89<p>A: At the moment, a full mirror requires between 30GB and 40GB of disk space and comprises the following four directories.
90</p>
91<ul> 112<ul>
92 <li>/release</li> 113 <li>/releases</li>
93 <li>/experimental</li> 114 <li>/experimental</li>
94 <li>/distfiles</li> 115 <li>/distfiles</li>
95 <li>/snapshots</li> 116 <li>/snapshots</li>
117 <li>/grp</li>
96</ul> 118</ul>
97<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> 119
98</body> 120<p>
99</section> 121Distfiles only mirrors need to carry the following directories:
100<section> 122</p>
101<title>Q: I don't have that much disk space. Can I mirror part of the sources?</title> 123
102<body>
103<p>A: Yes, if you are unable to mirror our full sources, you can elect to mirror the following two directories only:</p>
104<ul> 124<ul>
105 <li>/distfiles</li> 125 <li>/distfiles</li>
106 <li>/snapshots</li> 126 <li>/snapshots</li>
107</ul> 127</ul>
108<p>These two directories will require approximately 20GB of space and you will be listed on our site as a distfiles-only mirror.</p> 128
129<p>
130We will then verify that the mirror exists and we can connect to it properly.
131Then, in the next 48-72 hours, we will determine if your mirror is syncing
132correctly and in accordance with this policy.
133</p>
134
135<p>
136If all steps went smoothly, we will then add you to our list of <uri
137link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">download mirrors</uri> on the main web site. We
138will also send you the login information for our private master distfile mirror
139which is only available to official Gentoo Linux source mirrors.
140</p>
141
142<p>
143Additionally, you, the mirror admin, will be requested to subscribe to the
144gentoo-mirrors mailing list (low traffic) so that you can follow all issues
145associated with source mirrors.
146</p>
147
148<note>
149Thanks for helping out Gentoo Linux users and developers! :) For any mirror
150administration issues or problems, please contact <mail
151link="mirror-admin@gentoo.org">mirror-admin@gentoo.org</mail>.
152</note>
153
154<warn>
155Do NOT email mirror-admin@gentoo.org for mirror requests, please file a bug. It makes mirror tracking easier on us.
156</warn>
157
158</body>
159</section>
160</chapter>
161
162<chapter>
163<title>Short FAQ</title>
164<section>
165<title>Q: Who should I contact regarding new mirrors or to get my mirror added to the Gentoo web site?</title>
166<body>
167
168<p>
169A: Please file a bug on bugs.gentoo.org under the rsync category.
170</p>
171
172</body>
173</section>
174<section>
175<title>Q: Who should I contact regarding mirror issues and maintenance?</title>
176<body>
177
178<p>
179A: Please file a bug on bugs.gentoo.org under the rsync category.
180</p>
181
182</body>
183</section>
184<section>
185<title>Q: I run a private source mirror for my company. Can I still access the private master source mirror?</title>
186<body>
187
188<p>
189A: Because our resources are limited, we need to ensure we allocate them in
190such a way to provide the maximum amount of benefit to our users. As such, we
191limit connections to our master rsync and distfile mirrors to public mirrors
192only. Users are welcome to use our regular mirror system to establish a
193private source mirror.
194</p>
195
196</body>
197</section>
198
199<section>
200<title>Q: How do I find the mirror nearest to me?</title>
201<body>
202
203<p>
204A: mirrorselect was designed to do this for you. If you haven't already run
205<c>emerge mirrorselect</c>, then please do so. Then run: <c>mirrorselect</c>.
206An ncurses-based menu will display allowing you to select a mirror close to
207you.
208</p>
209
210</body>
211</section>
212<section>
213<title>Q: I don't have that much disk space. Can I mirror part of the sources?</title>
214<body>
215
216<p>
217A: Yes, if you are unable to mirror our full sources, you can elect to mirror
218the following two directories only:
219</p>
220
221<ul>
222 <li>/distfiles</li>
223 <li>/snapshots</li>
224</ul>
225
226<p>
227These two directories will require approximately 40GB of space and you will be
228listed on our site as a distfiles-only mirror.
229</p>
230
109</body> 231</body>
110</section> 232</section>
111<section> 233<section>
112<title>Q: Do I have to turn on Directory Indexing for directories served up via HTTP?</title> 234<title>Q: Do I have to turn on Directory Indexing for directories served up via HTTP?</title>
113<body> 235<body>
114<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. 236
115</p> 237<p>
238A: Directory Indexing is required for the /releases and /experimental
239directories, but can be turned off for all other directories (including
240/distfiles) if you wish.
241</p>
242</body>
243</section>
244
245<section>
246<title>Q: Do I have to mirror historical? I mean, it is old releases.</title>
247<body>
248
249<p>
250A: Of course not, it is quite a bit of data. In your rsync command, add
251<path>--exclude=/releases/historical</path> to your rsync options. This will
252exclude historical and save you quite a bit of space.
253</p>
254
116</body> 255</body>
117</section> 256</section>
118</chapter> 257</chapter>
119</guide> 258</guide>

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