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2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/source_mirrors.xml,v 1.27 2005/04/12 17:52:20 alin Exp $ --> 2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/source_mirrors.xml,v 1.29 2006/04/03 09:50:37 neysx 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
6<title>Gentoo Linux Source Mirrors Policy</title> 7<title>Gentoo Linux Source Mirrors Policy</title>
8
7<author title="Author"> 9<author title="Author">
8 <mail link="klieber@gentoo.org">Kurt Lieber</mail> 10 <mail link="klieber@gentoo.org">Kurt Lieber</mail>
9</author> 11</author>
10<author title="Editor"> 12<author title="Editor">
11 <mail link="cshields@gentoo.org">Corey Shields</mail> 13 <mail link="cshields@gentoo.org">Corey Shields</mail>
31<title>Minimum Bandwidth</title> 33<title>Minimum Bandwidth</title>
32<body> 34<body>
33 35
34<p> 36<p>
35To properly host a source mirror, you should have a minimum of 5Mbps upstream 37To properly host a source mirror, you should have a minimum of 5Mbps upstream
36bandwidth. ADSL and cable connections do not generally make adequate 38bandwidth. ADSL and cable connections do not generally make adequate
37connections for distfile hosts due to their limited upstream performance. 39connections for distfile hosts due to their limited upstream performance.
38</p> 40</p>
39 41
40</body> 42</body>
41</section> 43</section>
69<p> 71<p>
70All mirrors must be synchronized every four hours, starting at midnight in your 72All 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, 73local time zone. This helps distribute the load out over a period of time,
72rather than having all mirrors synchronize at the same time. 74rather than having all mirrors synchronize at the same time.
73</p> 75</p>
74</body>
75</section>
76 76
77</body>
78</section>
77<section> 79<section>
78<title>Mirror Needs</title> 80<title>Mirror Needs</title>
79<body> 81<body>
80<p> 82
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> 83<p>
84Your mirror may not be added immediately to our listing and given access to the
85private distribution point. We add mirrors on an as-needed basis so as not to
86clutter up the listing, and to provide an adequate amount of high speed
87mirrors. You are more than welcome to peek in #gentoo-mirrors on
88irc.freenode.org and chat up to see the status of your mirror being added to
89our official network.
90</p>
91
85</body> 92</body>
86</section> 93</section>
87</chapter> 94</chapter>
88 95
89<chapter> 96<chapter>
108Full mirrors must carry the following directories (plus any directories that 115Full mirrors must carry the following directories (plus any directories that
109get added in the future): 116get added in the future):
110</p> 117</p>
111 118
112<ul> 119<ul>
113 <li>/releases</li> 120 <li>/releases</li>
114 <li>/experimental</li> 121 <li>/experimental</li>
115 <li>/distfiles</li> 122 <li>/distfiles</li>
116 <li>/snapshots</li> 123 <li>/snapshots</li>
117 <li>/grp</li> 124 <li>/grp</li>
118</ul> 125</ul>
119 126
120<p> 127<p>
121Distfiles only mirrors need to carry the following directories: 128Distfiles only mirrors need to carry the following directories:
122</p> 129</p>
123 130
124<ul> 131<ul>
125 <li>/distfiles</li> 132 <li>/distfiles</li>
126 <li>/snapshots</li> 133 <li>/snapshots</li>
127</ul> 134</ul>
128 135
129<p> 136<p>
130We will then verify that the mirror exists and we can connect to it properly. 137We 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 138Then, in the next 48-72 hours, we will determine if your mirror is syncing
135<p> 142<p>
136If all steps went smoothly, we will then add you to our list of <uri 143If 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 144link="/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 145will also send you the login information for our private master distfile mirror
139which is only available to official Gentoo Linux source mirrors. 146which is only available to official Gentoo Linux source mirrors.
140</p> 147</p>
141 148
142<p> 149<p>
143Additionally, you, the mirror admin, will be requested to subscribe to the 150Additionally, you, the mirror admin, will be requested to subscribe to the
144gentoo-mirrors mailing list (low traffic) so that you can follow all issues 151gentoo-mirrors mailing list (low traffic) so that you can follow all issues
145associated with source mirrors. 152associated with source mirrors.
150administration issues or problems, please contact <mail 157administration issues or problems, please contact <mail
151link="mirror-admin@gentoo.org">mirror-admin@gentoo.org</mail>. 158link="mirror-admin@gentoo.org">mirror-admin@gentoo.org</mail>.
152</note> 159</note>
153 160
154<warn> 161<warn>
155Do NOT email mirror-admin@gentoo.org for mirror requests, please file a bug. It makes mirror tracking easier on us. 162Do NOT email mirror-admin@gentoo.org for mirror requests, please file a bug. It
163makes mirror tracking easier on us.
156</warn> 164</warn>
157 165
158</body> 166</body>
159</section> 167</section>
160</chapter> 168</chapter>
161 169
162<chapter> 170<chapter>
163<title>Short FAQ</title> 171<title>Short FAQ</title>
164<section> 172<section>
173<title>
165<title>Q: Who should I contact regarding new mirrors or to get my mirror added to the Gentoo web site?</title> 174Q: Who should I contact regarding new mirrors or to get my mirror added to the
175Gentoo web site?
176</title>
166<body> 177<body>
167 178
168<p> 179<p>
169A: Please file a bug on bugs.gentoo.org under the rsync category. 180A: Please file a bug on bugs.gentoo.org under the rsync category.
170</p> 181</p>
175<title>Q: Who should I contact regarding mirror issues and maintenance?</title> 186<title>Q: Who should I contact regarding mirror issues and maintenance?</title>
176<body> 187<body>
177 188
178<p> 189<p>
179A: Please file a bug on bugs.gentoo.org under the rsync category. 190A: Please file a bug on bugs.gentoo.org under the rsync category.
180</p> 191</p>
181 192
182</body> 193</body>
183</section>
184<section> 194</section>
195<section>
196<title>
185<title>Q: I run a private source mirror for my company. Can I still access the private master source mirror?</title> 197Q: I run a private source mirror for my company. Can I still access the
198private master source mirror?
199</title>
186<body> 200<body>
187 201
188<p> 202<p>
189A: Because our resources are limited, we need to ensure we allocate them in 203A: 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 204such a way to provide the maximum amount of benefit to our users. As such, we
193private source mirror. 207private source mirror.
194</p> 208</p>
195 209
196</body> 210</body>
197</section> 211</section>
198
199<section> 212<section>
200<title>Q: How do I find the mirror nearest to me?</title> 213<title>Q: How do I find the mirror nearest to me?</title>
201<body> 214<body>
202 215
203<p> 216<p>
208</p> 221</p>
209 222
210</body> 223</body>
211</section> 224</section>
212<section> 225<section>
226<title>
213<title>Q: I don't have that much disk space. Can I mirror part of the sources?</title> 227Q: I don't have that much disk space. Can I mirror part of the sources?
228</title>
214<body> 229<body>
215 230
216<p> 231<p>
217A: Yes, if you are unable to mirror our full sources, you can elect to mirror 232A: Yes, if you are unable to mirror our full sources, you can elect to mirror
218the following two directories only: 233the following two directories only:
219</p> 234</p>
220 235
221<ul> 236<ul>
222 <li>/distfiles</li> 237 <li>/distfiles</li>
223 <li>/snapshots</li> 238 <li>/snapshots</li>
224</ul> 239</ul>
225 240
226<p> 241<p>
227These two directories will require approximately 40GB of space and you will be 242These two directories will require approximately 40GB of space and you will be
228listed on our site as a distfiles-only mirror. 243listed on our site as a distfiles-only mirror.
229</p> 244</p>
230 245
231</body> 246</body>
232</section> 247</section>
233<section> 248<section>
249<title>
234<title>Q: Do I have to turn on Directory Indexing for directories served up via HTTP?</title> 250Q: Do I have to turn on Directory Indexing for directories served up via HTTP?
251</title>
235<body> 252<body>
236 253
237<p> 254<p>
238A: Directory Indexing is required for the /releases and /experimental 255A: Directory Indexing is required for the /releases and /experimental
239directories, but can be turned off for all other directories (including 256directories, but can be turned off for all other directories (including
240/distfiles) if you wish. 257/distfiles) if you wish.
241</p> 258</p>
259
242</body> 260</body>
243</section> 261</section>
244 262
245<section> 263<section>
246<title>Q: Do I have to mirror historical? I mean, it is old releases.</title> 264<title>Q: Do I have to mirror historical? I mean, it is old releases.</title>

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