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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 1.15 2004/02/19 15:20:54 swift Exp $ --> 2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/source_mirrors.xml,v 1.17 2004/06/15 07:26:13 bennyc Exp $ -->
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>
9<author title="Editor">
10 <mail link="bennyc@gentoo.org">Benny Chuang</mail>
11</author>
8 12
9<abstract> 13<abstract>
10This document explains the requirements for source mirrors. 14This document explains the requirements for source mirrors.
11</abstract> 15</abstract>
12<license/> 16<license/>
13<version>1.1</version> 17<version>1.2</version>
14<date>17 Feb 2003</date> 18<date>8 Mar 2004</date>
15 19
16 20
17<chapter> 21<chapter>
18<title>Requirements</title> 22<title>Requirements</title>
19<section> 23<section>
20<title>Minimum Bandwidth</title> 24<title>Minimum Bandwidth</title>
21<body> 25<body>
22<p> To properly host a source mirror you should have a minimum of 5Mbps upstream bandwidth. 26<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> 27ADSL and cable connections do not generally make adequate connections for distfile hosts due to their limited upstream performance.</p>
28</body>
29</section>
30<section>
31<title>Minimum Disk Space</title>
32<body>
33<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> 34</body>
25</section> 35</section>
26<section> 36<section>
27<title>Minimum User Count</title> 37<title>Minimum User Count</title>
28<body> 38<body>
38</chapter> 48</chapter>
39<chapter> 49<chapter>
40<title>Implementation details</title> 50<title>Implementation details</title>
41<section> 51<section>
42<body> 52<body>
43<p>for new source mirror requests, the procedure will be as follows:</p> 53<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> 54<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>
55<p>Full mirrors must carry the following directories (plus any directories that get added in the future):</p>
56<ul>
57 <li>/releases</li>
58 <li>/experimental</li>
59 <li>/distfiles</li>
60 <li>/snapshots</li>
61 <li>/grp</li>
62</ul>
63<p>Distfiles only mirrors need to carry the following directories:</p>
64<ul>
65 <li>/distfiles</li>
66 <li>/snapshots</li>
67</ul>
68
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> 69<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 70
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> 71<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 72
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. 73<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.
50</p> 74</p>
51<note> 75<note>
52Thanks 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>. 76Thanks 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>.
53</note> 77</note>
54</body> 78</body>
79</section> 103</section>
80 104
81<section> 105<section>
82<title>Q: How do I find the mirror nearest to me?</title> 106<title>Q: How do I find the mirror nearest to me?</title>
83<body> 107<body>
84<p>A: mirrorselect was designed to do this for you. If you haven't already run <c>emerge mirrorselect</c> then do it. 108<p>A: mirrorselect was designed to do this for you. If you haven't already run <c>emerge mirrorselect</c>, then please do so.
85Then run: <c>mirrorselect</c>. An ncurses-based menu will display allowing you to select a mirror close to you. 109Then run: <c>mirrorselect</c>. An ncurses-based menu will display allowing you to select a mirror close to you.
86</p> 110</p>
87</body>
88</section>
89<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> 111</body>
102</section> 112</section>
103<section> 113<section>
104<title>Q: I don't have that much disk space. Can I mirror part of the sources?</title> 114<title>Q: I don't have that much disk space. Can I mirror part of the sources?</title>
105<body> 115<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> 116<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> 117<ul>
108 <li>/distfiles</li> 118 <li>/distfiles</li>
109 <li>/snapshots</li> 119 <li>/snapshots</li>
110</ul> 120</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> 121<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> 122</body>
113</section> 123</section>
114<section> 124<section>
115<title>Q: Do I have to turn on Directory Indexing for directories served up via HTTP?</title> 125<title>Q: Do I have to turn on Directory Indexing for directories served up via HTTP?</title>
116<body> 126<body>

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