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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 1.16 2004/03/09 16:55:35 cshields 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> 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>
9 12
10<abstract> 13<abstract>
11This document explains the requirements for source mirrors. 14This document explains the requirements for source mirrors.
12</abstract> 15</abstract>
13<license/> 16<license/>
18<chapter> 21<chapter>
19<title>Requirements</title> 22<title>Requirements</title>
20<section> 23<section>
21<title>Minimum Bandwidth</title> 24<title>Minimum Bandwidth</title>
22<body> 25<body>
23<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.
24ADSL 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>
25</body> 28</body>
26</section> 29</section>
27<section> 30<section>
28<title>Minimum Disk Space</title> 31<title>Minimum Disk Space</title>
45</chapter> 48</chapter>
46<chapter> 49<chapter>
47<title>Implementation details</title> 50<title>Implementation details</title>
48<section> 51<section>
49<body> 52<body>
50<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>
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> 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>
52<p>Full mirrors must carry the following directories (plus any directories that get added in the future):</p> 55<p>Full mirrors must carry the following directories (plus any directories that get added in the future):</p>
53<ul> 56<ul>
54 <li>/releases</li> 57 <li>/releases</li>
55 <li>/experimental</li> 58 <li>/experimental</li>
61<ul> 64<ul>
62 <li>/distfiles</li> 65 <li>/distfiles</li>
63 <li>/snapshots</li> 66 <li>/snapshots</li>
64</ul> 67</ul>
65 68
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> 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>
67 70
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> 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>
69 72
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. 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.
71</p> 74</p>
72<note> 75<note>
73Thanks 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>.
74</note> 77</note>
75</body> 78</body>
100</section> 103</section>
101 104
102<section> 105<section>
103<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>
104<body> 107<body>
105<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.
106Then 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.
107</p> 110</p>
108</body> 111</body>
109</section> 112</section>
110<section> 113<section>

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