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1<?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?> 1<?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?>
2<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 2<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
3 3
4<guide link="/doc/en/rsync.xml"> 4<guide link="/doc/en/source_mirrors.xml">
5<title>Gentoo Linux Source Mirrors Policy</title> 5<title>Gentoo Linux Source Mirrors Policy</title>
6<author title="Author"><mail link="klieber@gentoo.org">Kurt Lieber</mail></author> 6<author title="Author"><mail link="klieber@gentoo.org">Kurt Lieber</mail></author>
7 7
8<version>1.1</version> 8<version>1.1</version>
9<date>17 Feb 2003</date> 9<date>17 Feb 2003</date>
11<chapter> 11<chapter>
12<title>Requirements</title> 12<title>Requirements</title>
13<section> 13<section>
14<title>Minimum Bandwidth</title> 14<title>Minimum Bandwidth</title>
15<body> 15<body>
16<p> To properly host a source mirror you should have a minimum of T1 bandwidth. 16<p> To properly host a source mirror you should have a minimum of 2Mbps upstream bandwidth.
17ADSL and cable connections do not generally make adequate connections for rsync hosts due to their limited upstream performance.</p> 17ADSL and cable connections do not generally make adequate connections for distfile hosts due to their limited upstream performance.</p>
18</body> 18</body>
19</section> 19</section>
20<section> 20<section>
21<title>Minimum User Count</title> 21<title>Minimum User Count</title>
22<body> 22<body>
24</body> 24</body>
25</section> 25</section>
26<section> 26<section>
27<title>Update Frequency</title> 27<title>Update Frequency</title>
28<body> 28<body>
29<p>We ask that source mirrors be updated at least 3-4 times throughout the day. At a minimum, source mirrors should be updated once per day.</p> 29<p>All mirrors must be synchronized every four hours, starting at midnight, UTC.</p>
30</body> 30</body>
31</section> 31</section>
32</chapter> 32</chapter>
33<chapter> 33<chapter>
34<title>Implementation details</title> 34<title>Implementation details</title>
35<section> 35<section>
36<body> 36<body>
37<p>for new source mirror requests, the procedure will be as follows:</p> 37<p>for new source mirror requests, the procedure will be as follows:</p>
38<p>Someone asks to be a mirror, then we 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 with <path>www.ibiblio.org/gentoo/</path> and accordingly with this policy.</p> 38<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>
39<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>
39 40
40<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.</p> 41<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>
41 42
42<p>Additionally, you, the mirror admin will be added to the gentoo-mirrors mailing list (low traffic) so that you can folllow all issues associated with source mirrors. 43<p>Additionally, you, the mirror admin will be added to the gentoo-mirrors mailing list (low traffic) so that you can folllow all issues associated with source mirrors.
43</p> 44</p>
44<note> 45<note>
45Thanks 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>. 46Thanks 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>.
50<chapter> 51<chapter>
51<title>Short FAQ</title> 52<title>Short FAQ</title>
52<section> 53<section>
53<title>Q: Who should I contact regarding new mirrors or to get my mirror added to the Gentoo web site?</title> 54<title>Q: Who should I contact regarding new mirrors or to get my mirror added to the Gentoo web site?</title>
54<body> 55<body>
55<p>A: <mail link="klieber@gentoo.org">klieber@gentoo.org</mail></p> 56<p>A: Please file a bug on bugs.gentoo.org under the rsync category.</p>
56</body> 57</body>
57</section> 58</section>
58<section> 59<section>
59<title>Q: Who should I contact regarding mirror issues and maintenance?</title> 60<title>Q: Who should I contact regarding mirror issues and maintenance?</title>
60<body> 61<body>
61<p>A: <mail link="mirror-admin@gentoo.org">mirror-admin@gentoo.org</mail></p> 62<p>A: Please file a bug on bugs.gentoo.org under the rsync category.</p>
62</body> 63</body>
63</section> 64</section>
64 65
65<section> 66<section>
66<title>Q) How do I find the mirror nearest to me?</title> 67<title>Q) How do I find the mirror nearest to me?</title>
68<p>A) mirrorselect was designed to do this for you. If you haven't already run <c>emerge mirrorselect</c> then do it. 69<p>A) mirrorselect was designed to do this for you. If you haven't already run <c>emerge mirrorselect</c> then do it.
69Then run: <c>mirrorselect</c>. An ncurses-based menu will display allowing you to select a mirror close to you. 70Then run: <c>mirrorselect</c>. An ncurses-based menu will display allowing you to select a mirror close to you.
70</p> 71</p>
71</body> 72</body>
72</section> 73</section>
74<section>
75<title>Q) How much space does a full source mirror require?</title>
76<body>
77<p>A) At the moment, a full mirror requires between 30GB and 40GB of disk space.
78</p>
79</body>
80</section>
73</chapter> 81</chapter>
74</guide> 82</guide>

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