Become a Mirror

Fri, Jan 7, 2011

If your server is meeting with the requirements below and and if you want to become a mirror site, please contact us (or send the email directly to ) with:

  • URL to the mirror (like hbcd.yourdomain.com or yourdomain.com/hbcd).
  • Allocated free space for us.
  • Your server’s location (country) and upload speed.
  • Your name or organization name / title and website address (if exists) to be added to our Supporters page.
Server Requirements
  • Minimum 2 GB free space (Unlimited space is prefered).
  • Minimum 1 Gigabit/s upload speed. (The upload speed of the mirror will be tested. For the service quality, we only can accept the mirrors without a bandwidth cap).
  • FTP or rsync service for synchronization of the required files.

Note: When a visitor clicks a download link on our website, (according to visitor and mirror IP geography informations) the visitor will be redirected to the closest available mirror automatically by our download script.

If you want to become a mirror via rsync, our rsync address is: rsync://rsync.hirensbootcd.org/mirror

4 hours synchronization frequency (or any other appropriate frequency for you) is appropriate for us. Here is an example command can be used in the crontab:

0 */4 * * * rsync -raz --progress --delete rsync://rsync.hirensbootcd.org/mirror /your/local/path/to/folder/hbcd > /dev/null 2>&1

If you want synchronization of the required files to be done with FTP, please send us the FTP login informations created for us. The required files will be uploaded to the mirror automatically in the beginning and on each new version release by our script.

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