This page describes the requirements and an ideal strategy for mirroring Apache Software Foundation releases. More information can be obtained from the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list.
Any project willing to use the ASF infrastructure to distribute source, binary and documentation builds must adhere to the following guidelines.
These guidelines have been developed so that a consistent way to mirror our distributions can be achieved, therefore lowering the impact of the enormous amount of bandwidth consumed by our downloads.
Current ASF releases must be accessible from participating mirrors.
The mirrors should be used by default.
www.apache.org/dist/ and www.eu.apache.org/dist/ may be used only as fallback/backup mirrors.
A best-guess determination of which mirror to use should be performed.
Any system should allow the user to override the mirror selection.
All releases must be signed by the release manager.
PGP/MD5 signature links from project sites may not point to mirrors.
Only current, recommended releases should be mirrored. Old releases are automatically archived to archive.apache.org/dist/ and can be deleted from the main distribution directory.
Software distributions should not be kept on the project's website. Instead, they should be moved to the appropriate central site. There are three types of software distributions with three different locations:
If you have any questions or comments, please email the email@example.com mailing list.