Why would anyone like to have a Fedora Mirror ?

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Wed Apr 30 05:24:47 UTC 2008

Saurabh Jain (सौरभ जैन) wrote:
> Hi Guys
> I have been trying to talk to NIXI about hosting Linux mirrors in
> India. Working through the babudom is taking a lot of time, though.

Please keep following up. We are in real need for more mirrors as we are 
close to the Fedora 9 release. Some traffic details are at


> Meanwhile, I host Fedora mirrors on a few servers I maintain here and
> there. None of these have more than 2Mbps connectivity, which might
> not be great, but is still good by India standards. Would it be useful
> to have these added to the official Fedora Mirror list? We have no
> connection limits or other such jazz. We just prioritise the SMTP and
> IMAP traffic on these servers over the FTP traffic, so no one in
> management complains about the mirror traffic.
> Your thoughts please...

I am CC'ing our mirror admin, Matt Domsch  who you can get in touch with 
offlist and provide you more details.  Some information at


Ignore the bandwidth requirements and follow the other instructions. 
Like I said, we have added the Indian mirrors despite not meeting our 
bandwidth requirements since it does to help to share the load.


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