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1 <?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?>
2 <!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
4 <guide link="/doc/en/source_mirrors.xml">
5 <title>Gentoo Linux Source Mirrors Policy</title>
6 <author title="Author"><mail link="klieber@gentoo.org">Kurt Lieber</mail></author>
8 <version>1.1</version>
9 <date>17 Feb 2003</date>
11 <chapter>
12 <title>Requirements</title>
13 <section>
14 <title>Minimum Bandwidth</title>
15 <body>
16 <p> To properly host a source mirror you should have a minimum of 2Mbps upstream bandwidth.
17 ADSL and cable connections do not generally make adequate connections for distfile hosts due to their limited upstream performance.</p>
18 </body>
19 </section>
20 <section>
21 <title>Minimum User Count</title>
22 <body>
23 <p>We ask that you support a minimum of 5 and preferrably 10 concurrent user connections.</p>
24 </body>
25 </section>
26 <section>
27 <title>Update Frequency</title>
28 <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>
30 </body>
31 </section>
32 </chapter>
33 <chapter>
34 <title>Implementation details</title>
35 <section>
36 <body>
37 <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>
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>
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>
43 <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.
44 </p>
45 <note>
46 Thanks 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>
48 </body>
49 </section>
50 </chapter>
51 <chapter>
52 <title>Short FAQ</title>
53 <section>
54 <title>Q: Who should I contact regarding new mirrors or to get my mirror added to the Gentoo web site?</title>
55 <body>
56 <p>A: Please file a bug on bugs.gentoo.org under the rsync category.</p>
57 </body>
58 </section>
59 <section>
60 <title>Q: Who should I contact regarding mirror issues and maintenance?</title>
61 <body>
62 <p>A: Please file a bug on bugs.gentoo.org under the rsync category.</p>
63 </body>
64 </section>
66 <section>
67 <title>Q) How do I find the mirror nearest to me?</title>
68 <body>
69 <p>A) mirrorselect was designed to do this for you. If you haven't already run <c>emerge mirrorselect</c> then do it.
70 Then run: <c>mirrorselect</c>. An ncurses-based menu will display allowing you to select a mirror close to you.
71 </p>
72 </body>
73 </section>
74 <section>
75 <title>Q) How much space does a full source mirror require?</title>
76 <body>
77 <p>A) At the moment, a full mirror requires between 30GB and 40GB of disk space.
78 </p>
79 </body>
80 </section>
81 </chapter>
82 </guide>

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