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2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/source_mirrors.xml,v 1.17 2004/06/15 07:26:13 bennyc Exp $ -->
2<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
3 4
4<guide link="/doc/en/source_mirrors.xml"> 5<guide link="/doc/en/source_mirrors.xml">
5<title>Gentoo Linux Source Mirrors Policy</title> 6<title>Gentoo Linux Source Mirrors Policy</title>
6<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>
7 12
13<abstract>
14This document explains the requirements for source mirrors.
15</abstract>
16<license/>
8<version>1.1</version> 17<version>1.2</version>
9<date>17 Feb 2003</date> 18<date>8 Mar 2004</date>
19
10 20
11<chapter> 21<chapter>
12<title>Requirements</title> 22<title>Requirements</title>
13<section> 23<section>
14<title>Minimum Bandwidth</title> 24<title>Minimum Bandwidth</title>
15<body> 25<body>
16<p> To properly host a source mirror you should have a minimum of 2Mbps upstream bandwidth. 26<p> To properly host a source mirror, you should have a minimum of 5Mbps upstream bandwidth.
17ADSL 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>
18</body> 34</body>
19</section> 35</section>
20<section> 36<section>
21<title>Minimum User Count</title> 37<title>Minimum User Count</title>
22<body> 38<body>
23<p>We ask that you support a minimum of 5 and preferrably 10 concurrent user connections.</p> 39<p>We ask that you support a minimum of 15 and preferrably 30 concurrent user connections.</p>
24</body> 40</body>
25</section> 41</section>
26<section> 42<section>
27<title>Update Frequency</title> 43<title>Update Frequency</title>
28<body> 44<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> 45<p>All mirrors must be synchronized every four hours, starting at midnight in your local time zone. This helps distribute the load out over a period of time, rather than having all mirrors synchronize at the same time.</p>
30</body> 46</body>
31</section> 47</section>
32</chapter> 48</chapter>
33<chapter> 49<chapter>
34<title>Implementation details</title> 50<title>Implementation details</title>
35<section> 51<section>
36<body> 52<body>
37<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>
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> 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>
39 68
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> 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>
41 70
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>
72
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. 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.
43</p> 74</p>
44<note> 75<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>. 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>.
46</note> 77</note>
47</body> 78</body>
50<chapter> 81<chapter>
51<title>Short FAQ</title> 82<title>Short FAQ</title>
52<section> 83<section>
53<title>Q: Who should I contact regarding new mirrors or to get my mirror added to the Gentoo web site?</title> 84<title>Q: Who should I contact regarding new mirrors or to get my mirror added to the Gentoo web site?</title>
54<body> 85<body>
55<p>A: <mail link="klieber@gentoo.org">klieber@gentoo.org</mail></p> 86<p>A: Please file a bug on bugs.gentoo.org under the rsync category.</p>
56</body> 87</body>
57</section> 88</section>
58<section> 89<section>
59<title>Q: Who should I contact regarding mirror issues and maintenance?</title> 90<title>Q: Who should I contact regarding mirror issues and maintenance?</title>
60<body> 91<body>
61<p>A: <mail link="mirror-admin@gentoo.org">mirror-admin@gentoo.org</mail></p> 92<p>A: Please file a bug on bugs.gentoo.org under the rsync category.</p>
93</body>
94</section>
95<section>
96<title>Q: I run a private source mirror for my company. Can I still access the private master source mirror?</title>
97<body>
98<p>A: Because our resources are limited, we need to ensure we allocate them in such a way
99to provide the maximum amount of benefit to our users. As such, we limit connections
100to our master rsync and distfile mirrors to public mirrors only. Users are welcome to use our regular mirror system to establish a private source mirror.
101</p>
62</body> 102</body>
63</section> 103</section>
64 104
65<section> 105<section>
66<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>
67<body> 107<body>
68<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.
69Then 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.
110</p>
111</body>
112</section>
113<section>
114<title>Q: I don't have that much disk space. Can I mirror part of the sources?</title>
115<body>
116<p>A: Yes, if you are unable to mirror our full sources, you can elect to mirror the following two directories only:</p>
117<ul>
118 <li>/distfiles</li>
119 <li>/snapshots</li>
120</ul>
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>
122</body>
123</section>
124<section>
125<title>Q: Do I have to turn on Directory Indexing for directories served up via HTTP?</title>
126<body>
127<p>A: Directory Indexing is required for the /releases and /experimental directories, but can be turned off for all other directories (including /distfiles) if you wish.
70</p> 128</p>
71</body> 129</body>
72</section> 130</section>
73</chapter> 131</chapter>
74</guide> 132</guide>

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