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Bug 214104 - [full] New mirror: Fiber Hosting LLC (US)
Summary: [full] New mirror: Fiber Hosting LLC (US)
Alias: None
Product: Mirrors
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New Server (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Mirror Admins
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-03-20 23:45 UTC by Juan Leaniz
Modified: 2008-04-08 18:15 UTC (History)
0 users

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Description Juan Leaniz 2008-03-20 23:45:58 UTC
We would like to be a new full mirror for gentoo. We rsync'd the server with the ftp on the mirror documentation and set up a crontab to update it every 4 hours, the mirror is accessible via HTTP and FTP. and 
The server is on a gigabit uplink and its running Hardened Gentoo.

Reproducible: Always

For more information about Fiber Hosting LLC please check , if you have any questions please contact or jlsn @
Comment 1 Alex Howells (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-03-23 16:04:59 UTC
15:42 < jlsn>
15:42 < jlsn> :/
15:42 < fox2mike> jlsn: here's a tip. Stop hounding us about the bug. 
15:42 < fox2mike> jlsn: we all work on our free time, so things take time. Please stop asking, 
                  there will be an update to the bug when there is an update
15:45 < jlsn> happy easter to you too mike :)
15:52 < astinus> jlsn: you fail, anyway
15:52 < astinus> Sun, 23 Mar 2008 08:08:11 +0000
15:52 < astinus> its now 15:52 GMT
15:52 < astinus> which means its not syncing every four hours.
15:52 ~~~ astinus chuckles
16:01 < jlsn> astinus: you ever get laid? why are you hating? im just trying to help out with a new 
              mirror and im told 'you fail' ? nice attitude.
16:01 < jlsn> *sigh*. fail. lol, it looks like you guys got a hater on board, we might as well go 
              mirror freebsd or something. You dont need a new mirror anyway.
16:01 ||| jlsn i=phreek@PROMETHEUS.ASGARD.SC has left #gentoo-mirrors "Leaving"
16:02 < astinus> wow, someone doesn't take tongue-in-cheek very well

The new mirror is appreciated, but please bear in mind up until 2-3 weeks ago the wait time to be added was *months* -- we're a volunteer effort, we cannot move heaven and earth and make things happen in ~24 hours usually.

Plus if there's no laughter and comedy, where's the motivation?

I'll resolve this as LATER: if you do decide to keep mirroring Gentoo Linux then please make sure it's syncing every four hours -- using something like '' is a good bet as they're pretty fast and up-to-date.

Kind Regards,
Comment 2 Juan Leaniz 2008-03-23 19:45:55 UTC
if you like to you can check it again, i wasn't syncing the portage tree, just the distfiles,releases,snapshots,exp. stuff. i added a /gentoo-portage directory and /gentoo where its syncing the portage tree now and the rest of the things. Also providing rsync access to them.

My apologies for flipping out earlier.

Comment 3 Juan Leaniz 2008-03-30 23:14:13 UTC
Comment 4 Raúl Porcel (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-03-31 08:57:39 UTC
This is not a critical issue. And you'll have to wait, since there are other mirrors before yours, until some weeks ago there was some bugs from august.

Please note that i can't do anything, i'm just telling you that you'll have to wait a lot.
Comment 5 Alex Howells (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-03-31 13:47:45 UTC

Time on the server:   Mon, 31 Mar 2008 08:08:09 +0000
Time when I checked:  Mon Mar 31 14:44:19 BST 2008 << suggests that mirrors must be updated every four hours -- please could you check your cron jobs for me?

The problem before wasn't that you don't have gentoo-portage, rather that the mirror is not syncing every 4 hours as required; if you want to mirror gentoo-portage too that'd be fantastic, that needs to sync every 30 minutes though!
Time on the server:   Sun, 30 Mar 2008 17:15:01 +0000

Warm Regards, Alex
Comment 6 Alex Howells (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-03-31 14:24:45 UTC
(In reply to comment #5)
> Time on the server:   Mon, 31 Mar 2008 08:08:09 +0000
> Time when I checked:  Mon Mar 31 14:44:19 BST 2008

Okay, this one definitely needs fixing.

> Time on the server:   Sun, 30 Mar 2008 17:15:01 +0000

and this one is having a bad hair day :)

Drop a note when you've had a chance to look at the first issue and I'll perform a couple more timestamp.chk verifications before adding you.
Comment 7 Juan Leaniz 2008-04-01 23:49:43 UTC
Hi, thanks for checking out the server. I'm using for gentoo-portage and for gentoo tree. I believe i've fixed the cron jobs to run as required for both sync's. Please run some more checks and let me know.

Comment 8 Juan Leaniz 2008-04-02 00:12:24 UTC
Alex, one more thing... i dont know if it matters, but the server's timezone is set to EST.