Arch Linux uses a 2-tier mirroring scheme. Tier 1 mirrors that 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.
The arch-mirrors mailing list is used for announcements mirror-related communications. All mirror-administrators and the Arch Linux developers responsible for mirroring subscribe to this mailing-list.
Create an official Arch Linux mirror
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 rsync more rapidly than every hour
- Use the following rsync options: -rtlvH --delete-after --delay-updates --safe-links --max-delete=1000
Tier 1 requirements
- Tier 2 requirements
- Bandwidth >= 100Mbit/s (exceptions can be made if a country has few or no mirrors)
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/)
- An administrative contact email
- An alternative administrative contact email (optional)