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3 <!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
4
5 <guide link="/doc/en/source_mirrors.xml">
6
7 <title>Gentoo Linux Source Mirrors Policy</title>
8
9 <author title="Author">
10 <mail link="klieber@gentoo.org">Kurt Lieber</mail>
11 </author>
12 <author title="Editor">
13 <mail link="cshields@gentoo.org">Corey Shields</mail>
14 </author>
15 <author title="Editor">
16 <mail link="bennyc@gentoo.org">Benny Chuang</mail>
17 </author>
18 <author title="Editor">
19 <mail link="jforman@gentoo.org">Jeffrey Forman</mail>
20 </author>
21
22 <abstract>
23 This document explains the requirements for source mirrors.
24 </abstract>
25
26 <license/>
27 <version>1.6</version>
28 <date>2005-04-11</date>
29
30 <chapter>
31 <title>Requirements</title>
32 <section>
33 <title>Minimum Bandwidth</title>
34 <body>
35
36 <p>
37 To properly host a source mirror, you should have a minimum of 5Mbps upstream
38 bandwidth. ADSL and cable connections do not generally make adequate
39 connections for distfile hosts due to their limited upstream performance.
40 </p>
41
42 </body>
43 </section>
44 <section>
45 <title>Minimum Disk Space</title>
46 <body>
47
48 <p>
49 The space requirements depend on whether you choose to run a "Full" mirror or a
50 "Distfiles only" mirror. Full mirrors require 90 GB of disk space. Distfiles
51 only mirrors require 40 GB of space.
52 </p>
53
54 </body>
55 </section>
56 <section>
57 <title>Minimum User Count</title>
58 <body>
59
60 <p>
61 We ask that you support a minimum of 15 and preferrably 30 concurrent user
62 connections.
63 </p>
64
65 </body>
66 </section>
67 <section>
68 <title>Update Frequency</title>
69 <body>
70
71 <p>
72 All mirrors must be synchronized every four hours, starting at midnight in your
73 local time zone. This helps distribute the load out over a period of time,
74 rather than having all mirrors synchronize at the same time.
75 </p>
76
77 </body>
78 </section>
79 <section>
80 <title>Mirror Needs</title>
81 <body>
82
83 <p>
84 Your mirror may not be added immediately to our listing and given access to the
85 private distribution point. We add mirrors on an as-needed basis so as not to
86 clutter up the listing, and to provide an adequate amount of high speed
87 mirrors. You are more than welcome to peek in #gentoo-mirrors on
88 irc.freenode.org and chat up to see the status of your mirror being added to
89 our official network.
90 </p>
91
92 </body>
93 </section>
94 </chapter>
95
96 <chapter>
97 <title>Implementation details</title>
98 <section>
99 <body>
100
101 <p>
102 For new source mirror requests, the procedure will be as follows:
103 </p>
104
105 <p>
106 Set up your server to rsync with ftp.ussg.iu.edu::gentoo-distfiles. Once you
107 have a complete mirror of that server, please file a bug report on
108 bugs.gentoo.org under the "rsync" category stating that you have a new mirror
109 and wish it to be added to the list of official mirrors. Please specify
110 whether you wish to be a "Full" mirror or "Distfiles only" mirror. Distfiles
111 only mirrors will be designated as such on the website.
112 </p>
113
114 <p>
115 Full mirrors must carry the following directories (plus any directories that
116 get added in the future):
117 </p>
118
119 <ul>
120 <li>/releases</li>
121 <li>/experimental</li>
122 <li>/distfiles</li>
123 <li>/snapshots</li>
124 <li>/grp</li>
125 </ul>
126
127 <p>
128 Distfiles only mirrors need to carry the following directories:
129 </p>
130
131 <ul>
132 <li>/distfiles</li>
133 <li>/snapshots</li>
134 </ul>
135
136 <p>
137 We will then verify that the mirror exists and we can connect to it properly.
138 Then, in the next 48-72 hours, we will determine if your mirror is syncing
139 correctly and in accordance with this policy.
140 </p>
141
142 <p>
143 If all steps went smoothly, we will then add you to our list of <uri
144 link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">download mirrors</uri> on the main web site. We
145 will also send you the login information for our private master distfile mirror
146 which is only available to official Gentoo Linux source mirrors.
147 </p>
148
149 <p>
150 Additionally, you, the mirror admin, will be requested to subscribe to the
151 gentoo-mirrors mailing list (low traffic) so that you can follow all issues
152 associated with source mirrors.
153 </p>
154
155 <note>
156 Thanks for helping out Gentoo Linux users and developers! :) For any mirror
157 administration issues or problems, please contact <mail
158 link="mirror-admin@gentoo.org">mirror-admin@gentoo.org</mail>.
159 </note>
160
161 <warn>
162 Do NOT email mirror-admin@gentoo.org for mirror requests, please file a bug. It
163 makes mirror tracking easier on us.
164 </warn>
165
166 </body>
167 </section>
168 </chapter>
169
170 <chapter>
171 <title>Short FAQ</title>
172 <section>
173 <title>
174 Q: Who should I contact regarding new mirrors or to get my mirror added to the
175 Gentoo web site?
176 </title>
177 <body>
178
179 <p>
180 A: Please file a bug on bugs.gentoo.org under the rsync category.
181 </p>
182
183 </body>
184 </section>
185 <section>
186 <title>Q: Who should I contact regarding mirror issues and maintenance?</title>
187 <body>
188
189 <p>
190 A: Please file a bug on bugs.gentoo.org under the rsync category.
191 </p>
192
193 </body>
194 </section>
195 <section>
196 <title>
197 Q: I run a private source mirror for my company. Can I still access the
198 private master source mirror?
199 </title>
200 <body>
201
202 <p>
203 A: Because our resources are limited, we need to ensure we allocate them in
204 such a way to provide the maximum amount of benefit to our users. As such, we
205 limit connections to our master rsync and distfile mirrors to public mirrors
206 only. Users are welcome to use our regular mirror system to establish a
207 private source mirror.
208 </p>
209
210 </body>
211 </section>
212 <section>
213 <title>Q: How do I find the mirror nearest to me?</title>
214 <body>
215
216 <p>
217 A: mirrorselect was designed to do this for you. If you haven't already run
218 <c>emerge mirrorselect</c>, then please do so. Then run: <c>mirrorselect</c>.
219 An ncurses-based menu will display allowing you to select a mirror close to
220 you.
221 </p>
222
223 </body>
224 </section>
225 <section>
226 <title>
227 Q: I don't have that much disk space. Can I mirror part of the sources?
228 </title>
229 <body>
230
231 <p>
232 A: Yes, if you are unable to mirror our full sources, you can elect to mirror
233 the following two directories only:
234 </p>
235
236 <ul>
237 <li>/distfiles</li>
238 <li>/snapshots</li>
239 </ul>
240
241 <p>
242 These two directories will require approximately 40GB of space and you will be
243 listed on our site as a distfiles-only mirror.
244 </p>
245
246 </body>
247 </section>
248 <section>
249 <title>
250 Q: Do I have to turn on Directory Indexing for directories served up via HTTP?
251 </title>
252 <body>
253
254 <p>
255 A: Directory Indexing is required for the /releases and /experimental
256 directories, but can be turned off for all other directories (including
257 /distfiles) if you wish.
258 </p>
259
260 </body>
261 </section>
262
263 <section>
264 <title>Q: Do I have to mirror historical? I mean, it is old releases.</title>
265 <body>
266
267 <p>
268 A: Of course not, it is quite a bit of data. In your rsync command, add
269 <path>--exclude=/releases/historical</path> to your rsync options. This will
270 exclude historical and save you quite a bit of space.
271 </p>
272
273 </body>
274 </section>
275 </chapter>
276 </guide>

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