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* Disk-space >= 35 GB
 
* Disk-space >= 35 GB
 
* Sync all contents of the upstream mirror (i.e. do not sync only some repositories)
 
* Sync all contents of the upstream mirror (i.e. do not sync only some repositories)
* Do not rsync more rapidly than every hour
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* Do not sync more rapidly than every hour
 
* Use the following [http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Rsync rsync] options: '''-rtlvH --delete-after --delay-updates --safe-links --max-delete=1000'''
 
* Use the following [http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Rsync rsync] options: '''-rtlvH --delete-after --delay-updates --safe-links --max-delete=1000'''
 
* Subscribe to [http://mailman.archlinux.org/mailman/listinfo/arch-mirrors arch-mirrors]
 
* Subscribe to [http://mailman.archlinux.org/mailman/listinfo/arch-mirrors arch-mirrors]
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* Mirror domain name
 
* Mirror domain name
 
* Geographical location of the mirror
 
* Geographical location of the mirror
* Supported access methods (http, ftp, rsync)
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* Supported access methods (http, ftp, [http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Rsync rsync])
 
* URLs for the above access methods
 
* URLs for the above access methods
 
* The name of tier 1 mirror you are syncing from (see tier 1 mirrors here: http://www.archlinux.org/mirrors/status/tier/1/) (tier 2 mirrors)
 
* The name of tier 1 mirror you are syncing from (see tier 1 mirrors here: http://www.archlinux.org/mirrors/status/tier/1/) (tier 2 mirrors)
 
* An administrative contact email
 
* An administrative contact email
 
* An alternative administrative contact email (optional)
 
* An alternative administrative contact email (optional)

Revision as of 11:43, 3 August 2012

Arch Linux uses a 2-tier mirroring scheme. Tier 1 mirrors sync directly from archlinux.org every hour and all other mirrors sync from one of the tier 1 mirrors. Syncing from archlinux.org is not allowed.

For a guide on how to select and configure mirrors for your pacman installation, see Mirrors.

Communication

The arch-mirrors mailing list is used for announcements and mirror-related communications. All mirror-administrators and Arch Linux developers involved in mirroring subscribe to this mailing list.

How to create a official Arch Linux mirror

Note: pacman-mirrorlist only includes ftp urls if no http urls are available in a given country.

Anyone who wishes to create a public Arch Linux mirror should:

Conform with requirements

Your mirror must conform with the mirror-requirements for the tier you wish your mirror to belong to.

Tier 2 requirements

  • Disk-space >= 35 GB
  • Sync all contents of the upstream mirror (i.e. do not sync only some repositories)
  • Do not sync more rapidly than every hour
  • Use the following rsync options: -rtlvH --delete-after --delay-updates --safe-links --max-delete=1000
  • Subscribe to arch-mirrors
  • http support

Tier 1 requirements

  • Tier 2 requirements
  • Bandwidth >= 100Mbit/s
  • rsync support

Create a feature-request

Go to http://bugs.archlinux.org and create a feature-request (category: mirrors) with the following information:

  • Mirror domain name
  • Geographical location of the mirror
  • Supported access methods (http, ftp, rsync)
  • URLs for the above access methods
  • The name of tier 1 mirror you are syncing from (see tier 1 mirrors here: http://www.archlinux.org/mirrors/status/tier/1/) (tier 2 mirrors)
  • An administrative contact email
  • An alternative administrative contact email (optional)