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<systemitem>ftp-master.FreeBSD.org</systemitem> provides <application>rsync</application> access, in addition to FTP. Refer to <xref linkend="mirror-ftp-rsync"/>.
Mirrors are also encouraged to allow <application>rsync</application> access for the FTP contents, since they are <emphasis>Tier-1</emphasis>-mirrors.
Official Mirrors
Official mirrors are mirrors that
a) have a <systemitem>FreeBSD.org</systemitem> DNS entry (usually a CNAME).
b) are listed as an official mirror in the FreeBSD documentation (like handbook).
So far to distinguish official mirrors. Official mirrors are not necessarily <emphasis>Tier-1</emphasis>-mirrors. However you probably will not find a <emphasis>Tier-1</emphasis>-mirror, that is not also official.
Special Requirements for Official (tier-1) Mirrors
It is not so easy to state requirements for all official mirrors, since the project is sort of tolerant here. It is more easy to say, what <emphasis>official tier-1 mirrors</emphasis> are required to. All other official mirrors can consider this a big <emphasis>should</emphasis>.
Tier-1 mirrors are required to:
carry the complete fileset
allow access to other mirror sites
provide <application>FTP</application> and <application>rsync</application> access
Furthermore, admins should be subscribed to the <link xlink:href="http://lists.FreeBSD.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-hubs">FreeBSD mirror sites mailing lists</link>. See <link xlink:href="https://www.FreeBSD.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/eresources.html#ERESOURCES-MAIL">this link</link> for details, how to subscribe.
It is <emphasis>very</emphasis> important for a hub administrator, especially Tier-1 hub admins, to check the <link xlink:href="https://www.FreeBSD.org/releng/">release schedule</link> for the next FreeBSD release. This is important because it will tell you when the next release is scheduled to come out, and thus giving you time to prepare for the big spike of traffic which follows it.
It is also important that hub administrators try to keep their mirrors as up-to-date as possible (again, even more crucial for Tier-1 mirrors). If Mirror1 does not update for a while, lower tier mirrors will begin to mirror old data from Mirror1 and thus begins a downward spiral... Keep your mirrors up to date!
How to Become Official Then?
We are not accepting any new mirrors at this time.
Some Statistics from Mirror Sites
Here are links to the stat pages of your favorite mirrors (aka the only ones who feel like providing stats).
FTP Site Statistics
ftp.is.FreeBSD.org - <email>hostmaster@is.FreeBSD.org</email> - <link xlink:href="http://www.rhnet.is/status/draupnir/draupnir.html"> (Bandwidth)</link> <link xlink:href="http://www.rhnet.is/status/ftp/ftp-notendur.html">(FTP processes)</link> <link xlink:href="http://www.rhnet.is/status/ftp/http-notendur.html">(HTTP processes)</link>
ftp2.ru.FreeBSD.org - <email>mirror@macomnet.ru</email> - <link xlink:href="http://mirror.macomnet.net/mrtg/mirror.macomnet.net_195.128.64.25.html">(Bandwidth)</link> <link xlink:href="http://mirror.macomnet.net/mrtg/mirror.macomnet.net_proc.html">(HTTP and FTP users)</link>

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(itstool) path: important/para
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