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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 1.18 2004/06/28 23:31:25 jforman 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"> <mail link="bennyc@gentoo.org">Benny Chuang</mail></author>
10<author title="Editor"> <mail link="jforman@gentoo.org">Jeffrey Forman</mail></author>
7 11
12<abstract>
13This document explains the requirements for source mirrors.
14</abstract>
15<license/>
8<version>1.1</version> 16<version>1.2</version>
9<date>17 Feb 2003</date> 17<date>8 Mar 2004</date>
18
10 19
11<chapter> 20<chapter>
12<title>Requirements</title> 21<title>Requirements</title>
13<section> 22<section>
14<title>Minimum Bandwidth</title> 23<title>Minimum Bandwidth</title>
15<body> 24<body>
16<p> To properly host a source mirror you should have a minimum of 2Mbps upstream bandwidth. 25<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> 26ADSL and cable connections do not generally make adequate connections for distfile hosts due to their limited upstream performance.</p>
27</body>
28</section>
29<section>
30<title>Minimum Disk Space</title>
31<body>
32<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> 33</body>
19</section> 34</section>
20<section> 35<section>
21<title>Minimum User Count</title> 36<title>Minimum User Count</title>
22<body> 37<body>
23<p>We ask that you support a minimum of 5 and preferrably 10 concurrent user connections.</p> 38<p>We ask that you support a minimum of 15 and preferrably 30 concurrent user connections.</p>
24</body> 39</body>
25</section> 40</section>
26<section> 41<section>
27<title>Update Frequency</title> 42<title>Update Frequency</title>
28<body> 43<body>
29<p>All mirrors must be synchronized every four hours, starting at midnight, UTC.</p> 44<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> 45</body>
31</section> 46</section>
32</chapter> 47</chapter>
33<chapter> 48<chapter>
34<title>Implementation details</title> 49<title>Implementation details</title>
35<section> 50<section>
36<body> 51<body>
37<p>for new source mirror requests, the procedure will be as follows:</p> 52<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> 53<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>Full mirrors must carry the following directories (plus any directories that get added in the future):</p>
55<ul>
56 <li>/releases</li>
57 <li>/experimental</li>
58 <li>/distfiles</li>
59 <li>/snapshots</li>
60 <li>/grp</li>
61</ul>
62<p>Distfiles only mirrors need to carry the following directories:</p>
63<ul>
64 <li>/distfiles</li>
65 <li>/snapshots</li>
66</ul>
67
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> 68<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 69
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> 70<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 71
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. 72<p>Additionally, you, the mirror admin, will be requested to subscribe to the gentoo-mirrors mailing list (low traffic) so that you can follow all issues associated with source mirrors.
44</p> 73</p>
45<note> 74<note>
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>. 75Thanks 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>.
47</note> 76</note>
48</body> 77</body>
73</section> 102</section>
74 103
75<section> 104<section>
76<title>Q: How do I find the mirror nearest to me?</title> 105<title>Q: How do I find the mirror nearest to me?</title>
77<body> 106<body>
78<p>A: mirrorselect was designed to do this for you. If you haven't already run <c>emerge mirrorselect</c> then do it. 107<p>A: mirrorselect was designed to do this for you. If you haven't already run <c>emerge mirrorselect</c>, then please do so.
79Then run: <c>mirrorselect</c>. An ncurses-based menu will display allowing you to select a mirror close to you. 108Then run: <c>mirrorselect</c>. An ncurses-based menu will display allowing you to select a mirror close to you.
80</p> 109</p>
81</body> 110</body>
82</section> 111</section>
83<section> 112<section>
84<title>Q) How much space does a full source mirror require?</title> 113<title>Q: I don't have that much disk space. Can I mirror part of the sources?</title>
85<body> 114<body>
86<p>A) At the moment, a full mirror requires between 30GB and 40GB of disk space. 115<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> 116<ul>
117 <li>/distfiles</li>
118 <li>/snapshots</li>
119</ul>
120<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> 121</body>
89</section> 122</section>
90<section> 123<section>
91<title>Q) Do I have to turn on Directory Indexing for directories served up via HTTP?</title> 124<title>Q: Do I have to turn on Directory Indexing for directories served up via HTTP?</title>
92<body> 125<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. 126<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> 127</p>
95</body> 128</body>
96</section> 129</section>
97</chapter> 130</chapter>
98</guide> 131</guide>

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