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From: Therese Godefroy
Subject: www/server mirror.html
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:54:32 -0500 (EST)

CVSROOT:        /webcvs/www
Module name:    www
Changes by:     Therese Godefroy <th_g> 17/12/14 05:54:32

Modified files:
        server         : mirror.html 

Log message:
        - Update the list of (hopefully) reliable rsync mirrors that accepted 
to be
          source or didn't refuse (the latter will be informed and may opt out).
        - Add a paragraph about HTTPS.
        - Change the guidelines for accepting mirrors (RT #1249450, www-discuss,
          input from Jan Owoc, Ineiev, RMS and Ian Kelling).
        - Cosmetic changes.


Index: mirror.html
RCS file: /webcvs/www/www/server/mirror.html,v
retrieving revision 1.131
retrieving revision 1.132
diff -u -b -r1.131 -r1.132
--- mirror.html 28 Mar 2017 06:38:23 -0000      1.131
+++ mirror.html 14 Dec 2017 10:54:31 -0000      1.132
@@ -26,42 +26,108 @@
 <p>Mirroring the GNU FTP server requires approximately 63GB disk space
 (as of February&nbsp;2017).  You can rsync directly from ftp.gnu.org:</p>
+<pre class="emph-box">
 rsync -rltpHS --delete-excluded rsync://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/ /your/dir/
 <p>However, please consider mirroring from another site, again to reduce
 load on the GNU server.  These sites provide access to all the material
-on ftp.gnu.org.  They update from us nightly (at least) and you may
-access them with (via rsync):</p>
+on ftp.gnu.org.  They update from us nightly (at least), and you may
+access them via rsync with the same options as above:</p>
-<li><tt>rsync://gnu.c3sl.ufpr.br/gnu/ftp/</tt> (Brazil)</li>
+<li><tt>rsync://mirror.ufs.ac.za/gnu</tt> (South Africa)</li>
+<li>North America
+<li><tt>rsync://gnu.mirror.iweb.com/gnu</tt> (Canada)</li>
+<li><tt>rsync://mirror.sergal.org/gnu</tt> (Canada)</li>
+<li><tt>rsync://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/gnu/</tt> (Canada)</li>
+<li><tt>rsync://mirrors.peers.community/mirrors/gnu/</tt> (USA)</li>
+<li><tt>rsync://open-source-box.org/gnu/</tt> (California, USA)</li>
+<li><tt>rsync://mirror.keystealth.org/gnu/</tt> (California, USA)</li>
 <li><tt>rsync://mirrors.ocf.berkeley.edu/gnu/</tt> (California, USA)</li>
-<li><tt>rsync://ca.mirror.babylon.network/gnu</tt> (Canada)</li>
-<li><tt>rsync://mirror.frgl.pw/gnu</tt> (Canada)</li>
-<li><tt>rsync://mirrors.tuna.tsinghua.edu.cn/gnu/</tt> (China)</li>
-<li><tt>rsync://ftp.funet.fi/ftp/pub/gnu/prep/</tt> (Finland)</li>
+<li><tt>rsync://mirrors.syringanetworks.net/gnu/</tt> (Idaho, USA)</li>
 <li><tt>rsync://mirror.team-cymru.org/gnu/</tt> (Illinois, USA)</li>
 <li><tt>rsync://mirrors.tripadvisor.com/gnu/</tt> (Massachusetts, USA)</li>
-<li><tt>rsync://uberglobalmirror.com/gnu </tt> (Australia)</li>
+<li><tt>rsync://mirrors.sorengard.com/gnu</tt> (New York, USA)</li>
+<li><tt>rsync://mirror.clarkson.edu/gnu/</tt> (New York, USA)</li>
+<li>South America
+<li><tt>rsync://gnu.c3sl.ufpr.br/gnu/ftp/</tt> (Brazil)</li>
+<li><tt>rsync://mirror.cedia.org.ec/gnu</tt> (Ecuador)</li>
+<li><tt>rsync://espejito.fder.edu.uy/gnu</tt> (Uruguay)</li>
+<li><tt>rsync://mirrors.ustc.edu.cn/gnu/</tt> (China)</li>
+<li><tt>rsync://mirrors.tuna.tsinghua.edu.cn/gnu/</tt> (China)</li>
+<li><tt>rsync://ftp.jaist.ac.jp/pub/GNU/</tt> (Japan)</li>
+<li><tt>rsync://mirror.jre655.com/GNU</tt> (Japan)</li>
+<li><tt>rsync://ftp.kaist.ac.kr/gnu/</tt> (Korea)</li>
+<li><tt>rsync://ftp.yzu.edu.tw/pub/gnu/</tt> (Taiwan)</li>
+<li><tt>rsync://uberglobalmirror.com/gnu</tt> (Australia)</li>
+<li><tt>rsync://mirror.kumi.systems/gnu/</tt> (Austria)</li>
+<li><tt>rsync://ftp.funet.fi/ftp/pub/gnu/prep/</tt> (Finland)</li>
+<li><tt>rsync://fr.mirror.babylon.network/gnu/</tt> (France)</li>
+<li><tt>rsync://ftp.heikorichter.name/gnu</tt> (Germany)</li>
+<li><tt>rsync://mirror.netcologne.de/gnu</tt> (Germany)</li>
+<li><tt>rsync://nl.mirror.babylon.network/gnu</tt> (Netherlands)</li>
+<li><tt>rsync://ftp.snt.utwente.nl/gnu/</tt> (Netherlands)</li>
+<li><tt>rsync://mirror.koddos.net/gnu</tt> (Netherlands)</li>
+<li><tt>rsync://gnuftp.uib.no/gnuftp/</tt> (Norway)</li>
+<li><tt>rsync://mirrors.up.pt/pub/gnu/</tt> (Portugal)</li>
+<li><tt>rsync://ftp.acc.umu.se/mirror/gnu.org/gnu/</tt> (Sweden)</li>
+<li><tt>rsync://rsync.mirrorservice.org/ftp.gnu.org/gnu/</tt> (UK)</li>
 <li><tt>rsync://ftp-gnu-org.ip-connect.vn.ua/ftp.gnu.org/</tt> (Ukraine)</li>
+<li>South Pacific
+<li><tt>rsync://mirror.lagoon.nc/gnu/</tt> (New Caledonia)</li>
+<h3>Making your mirror public</h3>
+<p>You can keep your mirror private, but we will be very grateful if you
+support free software by making it public. However, your mirror needs to
+meet the following guidelines to be accepted on our <a
+href="/prep/ftp.html">public mirror list</a>:</p>
+<li>Text (if any) should be as short as possible, and strictly
+    explanatory.</li>
+<li>Images, including logos, should be avoided by courtesy to people who
+    use devices with small screens.</li> 
+<li>The header and footer shouldn't have links, except possibly for
+    bug-reporting. Extra links are annoying for users, and in some cases
+    are considered spam.</li>
-<p>rsync is so much more efficient than other protocols that we
-always recommend rsync for mirror transfers, with 
-the options above, to ensure an exact copy.</p>
-<p>You can keep your mirror private, but we appreciate the support if
-you can make your mirror public.  To add your mirror to the <a
-href="/order/ftp.html">public mirror list</a>, we require (and
+<p>To add your mirror to the public mirror list, we require (and
 recommend) a daily update frequency.  <em>After</em> establishing your
 mirror, please contact <a
 href="mailto:address@hidden";>&lt;address@hidden&gt;</a> so we
 can review it.  Please provide the following:</p>
-<li>URL of the mirror (ftp/http/rsync as appropriate),</li>
+<li>URL of the mirror (https/http/ftp/rsync as appropriate),</li>
 <li>country where the mirror is located,</li>
 <li>update frequency (once daily is recommended),</li>
 <li>preferred contact information for any mirror-related issues
@@ -69,21 +135,15 @@
 <li>whether your site can also be a source for other mirrors.</li>
-<p>In general, mirrors run by both individuals and organizations that want to
-support free software are welcome and appreciated. Mirrors that are run for
-the purpose of gaining advertising links or other recognition from our site,
-or that are engaged in unethical activity, are not accepted on our list.</p>
 <h3>Web setup for mirrors</h3>
-<p>It is very useful to make your mirror available to users via http, so
-please support this if you can.  Please set up your web server
+<p>It is very useful to make your mirror available to users via HTTP
+or HTTPS, so please support this if you can.  Set up your web server
 configuration to avoid sending <tt>.gz.sig</tt> files (signatures of
 compressed files, of which there are many on our servers) as
 gzip-encoded.  For Apache, this means:</p>
+<pre class="emph-box">
 AddType application/pgp-signature .sig
 # make sure .sig files are _not_ sent with "Content-Encoding: gzip".
 &lt;Files *.gz.sig&gt;
@@ -96,7 +156,7 @@
 <p>Variation: if your AddEncoding lines do not have a leading dot for
 the extension, for instance like this:</p>
+<pre class="emph-box">
 AddEncoding x-gzip gz tgz
 <p>then the RemoveEncoding lines should also not have a leading dot.</p>
@@ -105,11 +165,14 @@
 see full filenames in generated listings instead of having them be
+<pre class="emph-box">
 IndexOptions NameWidth=*
+<p>If you set up an HTTPS mirror, please make sure its SSL certificate
+carries a valid signature from a certification authority; it's difficult
+for us to track mirrors with self-signed certificates. If you don't
+already have a valid signature, Let's Encrypt is a good place to get it.</p>
 <h3>Mirroring the GNU Alpha release server</h3>
@@ -117,9 +180,16 @@
 your mirroring pleasure:</p>
+<li><tt>rsync://ftp.gnu.org/alpha/</tt> (USA - primary site)</li>
+<li><tt>rsync://gnu.c3sl.ufpr.br/gnu/alpha/</tt> (Brazil)</li>
+<li><tt>rsync://mirror.cedia.org.ec/gnualpha</tt> (Ecuador)</li>
+<li><tt>rsync://mirror.kumi.systems/gnualpha/</tt> (Austria)</li>
+<li><tt>rsync://gnualpha.uib.no/gnualpha</tt> (Norway)</li>
+<li><tt>rsync://mirrors.up.pt/pub/gnu-alpha/</tt> (Portugal)</li>
+<li><tt>rsync://ftp.acc.umu.se/mirror/gnu.org/alpha/</tt> (Sweden)</li>
+<li><tt>rsync://rsync.mirrorservice.org/alpha.gnu.org/gnu/</tt> (UK)</li>
 <p>Nightly updates are sufficient for GNU FTP and Alpha material.</p>
@@ -134,7 +204,7 @@
 update the files using rsync, with the same options as above for
 ftp.gnu.org, namely:</p>
+<pre class="emph-box">
 rsync -rltpHS --delete-excluded rsync://dl.sv.gnu.org/releases/ /your/dir
@@ -166,7 +236,7 @@
 Here is an
 <i>unsupported</i> recipe of Apache directives for your
+<pre class="emph-box">
 ServerName gnumirror.example.org
 CacheRoot "/var/cache/mod_proxy"
 CacheDefaultExpire 86400 # for Apache 2.0+, value is in seconds
@@ -233,7 +303,7 @@
 <p class="unprintable">Updated:
 <!-- timestamp start -->
-$Date: 2017/03/28 06:38:23 $
+$Date: 2017/12/14 10:54:31 $
 <!-- timestamp end -->

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