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2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/source_mirrors.xml,v 1.16 2004/03/09 16:55:35 cshields 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>
7 9
10<abstract>
11This document explains the requirements for source mirrors.
12</abstract>
13<license/>
8<version>1.1</version> 14<version>1.2</version>
9<date>17 Feb 2003</date> 15<date>8 Mar 2004</date>
16
10 17
11<chapter> 18<chapter>
12<title>Requirements</title> 19<title>Requirements</title>
13<section> 20<section>
14<title>Minimum Bandwidth</title> 21<title>Minimum Bandwidth</title>
15<body> 22<body>
16<p> To properly host a source mirror you should have a minimum of 2Mbps upstream bandwidth. 23<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> 24ADSL and cable connections do not generally make adequate connections for distfile hosts due to their limited upstream performance.</p>
25</body>
26</section>
27<section>
28<title>Minimum Disk Space</title>
29<body>
30<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> 31</body>
19</section> 32</section>
20<section> 33<section>
21<title>Minimum User Count</title> 34<title>Minimum User Count</title>
22<body> 35<body>
23<p>We ask that you support a minimum of 5 and preferrably 10 concurrent user connections.</p> 36<p>We ask that you support a minimum of 15 and preferrably 30 concurrent user connections.</p>
24</body> 37</body>
25</section> 38</section>
26<section> 39<section>
27<title>Update Frequency</title> 40<title>Update Frequency</title>
28<body> 41<body>
29<p>All mirrors must be synchronized every four hours, starting at midnight, UTC.</p> 42<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> 43</body>
31</section> 44</section>
32</chapter> 45</chapter>
33<chapter> 46<chapter>
34<title>Implementation details</title> 47<title>Implementation details</title>
35<section> 48<section>
36<body> 49<body>
37<p>for new source mirror requests, the procedure will be as follows:</p> 50<p>for new source mirror requests, the procedure will be as follows:</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> 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>
52<p>Full mirrors must carry the following directories (plus any directories that get added in the future):</p>
53<ul>
54 <li>/releases</li>
55 <li>/experimental</li>
56 <li>/distfiles</li>
57 <li>/snapshots</li>
58 <li>/grp</li>
59</ul>
60<p>Distfiles only mirrors need to carry the following directories:</p>
61<ul>
62 <li>/distfiles</li>
63 <li>/snapshots</li>
64</ul>
65
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> 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>
40 67
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> 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>
42 69
43<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. 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.
79Then run: <c>mirrorselect</c>. An ncurses-based menu will display allowing you to select a mirror close to you. 106Then run: <c>mirrorselect</c>. An ncurses-based menu will display allowing you to select a mirror close to you.
80</p> 107</p>
81</body> 108</body>
82</section> 109</section>
83<section> 110<section>
84<title>Q) How much space does a full source mirror require?</title> 111<title>Q: I don't have that much disk space. Can I mirror part of the sources?</title>
85<body> 112<body>
86<p>A) At the moment, a full mirror requires between 30GB and 40GB of disk space. 113<p>A: Yes, if you are unable to mirror our full sources, you can elect to mirror the following two directories only:</p>
87</p> 114<ul>
115 <li>/distfiles</li>
116 <li>/snapshots</li>
117</ul>
118<p>These two directories will require approximately 30GB of space and you will be listed on our site as a distfiles-only mirror.</p>
88</body> 119</body>
89</section> 120</section>
90<section> 121<section>
91<title>Q) Do I have to turn on Directory Indexing for directories served up via HTTP?</title> 122<title>Q: Do I have to turn on Directory Indexing for directories served up via HTTP?</title>
92<body> 123<body>
93<p>A) Direcetory Indexing is required for the /releases and /experimental directories, but can be turned off for all other directories (including /distfiles) if you wish. 124<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.
94</p> 125</p>
95</body> 126</body>
96</section> 127</section>
97</chapter> 128</chapter>
98</guide> 129</guide>

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