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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"><mail link="klieber@gentoo.org">Kurt Lieber</mail></author>
8<author title="Editor"><mail link="cshields@gentoo.org">Corey Shields</mail></author>
8 9
9<abstract> 10<abstract>
10This document explains the requirements for source mirrors. 11This document explains the requirements for source mirrors.
11</abstract> 12</abstract>
12<license/> 13<license/>
13<version>1.1</version> 14<version>1.2</version>
14<date>17 Feb 2003</date> 15<date>8 Mar 2004</date>
15 16
16 17
17<chapter> 18<chapter>
18<title>Requirements</title> 19<title>Requirements</title>
19<section> 20<section>
20<title>Minimum Bandwidth</title> 21<title>Minimum Bandwidth</title>
21<body> 22<body>
22<p> To properly host a source mirror you should have a minimum of 5Mbps upstream bandwidth. 23<p> To properly host a source mirror you should have a minimum of 5Mbps upstream bandwidth.
23ADSL and cable connections do not generally make adequate connections for distfile hosts due to their limited upstream performance.</p> 24ADSL and cable connections do not generally make adequate connections for distfile hosts due to their limited upstream performance.</p>
25</body>
26</section>
27<section>
28<title>Minimum Disk Space</title>
29<body>
30<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>
24</body> 31</body>
25</section> 32</section>
26<section> 33<section>
27<title>Minimum User Count</title> 34<title>Minimum User Count</title>
28<body> 35<body>
39<chapter> 46<chapter>
40<title>Implementation details</title> 47<title>Implementation details</title>
41<section> 48<section>
42<body> 49<body>
43<p>for new source mirror requests, the procedure will be as follows:</p> 50<p>for new source mirror requests, the procedure will be as follows:</p>
44<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> 51<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>
52<p>Full mirrors must carry the following directories (plus any directories that get added in the future):</p>
53<ul>
54 <li>/releases</li>
55 <li>/experimental</li>
56 <li>/distfiles</li>
57 <li>/snapshots</li>
58 <li>/grp</li>
59</ul>
60<p>Distfiles only mirrors need to carry the following directories:</p>
61<ul>
62 <li>/distfiles</li>
63 <li>/snapshots</li>
64</ul>
65
45<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> 66<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>
46 67
47<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> 68<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>
48 69
49<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. 70<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.
85Then run: <c>mirrorselect</c>. An ncurses-based menu will display allowing you to select a mirror close to you. 106Then run: <c>mirrorselect</c>. An ncurses-based menu will display allowing you to select a mirror close to you.
86</p> 107</p>
87</body> 108</body>
88</section> 109</section>
89<section> 110<section>
90<title>Q: How much space does a full source mirror require?</title>
91<body>
92<p>A: At the moment, a full mirror requires between 30GB and 40GB of disk space and comprises the following four directories.
93</p>
94<ul>
95 <li>/release</li>
96 <li>/experimental</li>
97 <li>/distfiles</li>
98 <li>/snapshots</li>
99</ul>
100<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>
101</body>
102</section>
103<section>
104<title>Q: I don't have that much disk space. Can I mirror part of the sources?</title> 111<title>Q: I don't have that much disk space. Can I mirror part of the sources?</title>
105<body> 112<body>
106<p>A: Yes, if you are unable to mirror our full sources, you can elect to mirror the following two directories only:</p> 113<p>A: Yes, if you are unable to mirror our full sources, you can elect to mirror the following two directories only:</p>
107<ul> 114<ul>
108 <li>/distfiles</li> 115 <li>/distfiles</li>
109 <li>/snapshots</li> 116 <li>/snapshots</li>
110</ul> 117</ul>
111<p>These two directories will require approximately 20GB of space and you will be listed on our site as a distfiles-only mirror.</p> 118<p>These two directories will require approximately 30GB of space and you will be listed on our site as a distfiles-only mirror.</p>
112</body> 119</body>
113</section> 120</section>
114<section> 121<section>
115<title>Q: Do I have to turn on Directory Indexing for directories served up via HTTP?</title> 122<title>Q: Do I have to turn on Directory Indexing for directories served up via HTTP?</title>
116<body> 123<body>

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