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FS#64918 - New mirror in Iran

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Amin Vakil (aminvakil) - Friday, 20 December 2019, 19:09 GMT
Last edited by Florian Pritz (bluewind) - Friday, 06 March 2020, 11:11 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Mirrors
Status Closed
Assigned To Florian Pritz (bluewind)
Johannes Löthberg (demize)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Hello, as we don't have a suitable tier 1 mirror in Iran, I've decided to mirror archlinux packages on my own servers and I'm applying for a tier 2 mirror and over time apply for tier 1 mirror.

Mirror domain name:
Geographical location of the mirror (country): IR
URLs for supported access methods: http, https
Your mirror's available bandwidth: 1Gb
An administrative contact email:
An alternative administrative contact email:
The name of tier 1 mirror you are syncing from: rsync://
This task depends upon

Closed by  Florian Pritz (bluewind)
Friday, 06 March 2020, 11:11 GMT
Reason for closing:  Implemented
Additional comments about closing:  Mirror removed. Thanks!
Comment by Florian Pritz (bluewind) - Saturday, 28 December 2019, 10:36 GMT
Thanks, I've added your mirror. I'll keep this open for possible tier 1 status in 6 to 9 months, but I can't make any promises.
Comment by Amin Vakil (aminvakil) - Saturday, 28 December 2019, 12:00 GMT

It seems that there is a problem in Iran Internet and it's not specific to our servers, it's nationwide as it seems that other websites in Iran can't be opened from foreign countries as well (not completely down but lots of packet loss).

My question is this now, as I'm mirroring this for Iran users and they don't have problem now and these things (internet loss, packet loss from outside countries, ...) happens a lot in our country unfortunately should I mail arch-mirrors-announce whenever I realize there is a problem or not?
Comment by Florian Pritz (bluewind) - Saturday, 28 December 2019, 13:49 GMT
We have been seeing similar issues with many other Iranian mirrors for a long time now. I think posting on the mailing list is not necessary and would only be noise. Thanks for the offer though.

As long as the mirror works inside Iran and you can somehow update the mirror via rsync that's enough for us.
Comment by Amin Vakil (aminvakil) - Sunday, 29 December 2019, 06:54 GMT
Why doesn't country of https url gets determined and be shown as Iran like http?
Comment by Johannes Löthberg (demize) - Sunday, 29 December 2019, 15:18 GMT
The country is set manually per URL, and the HTTPS URL was overlooked. I've set it for the HTTPS URL now.
Comment by Amin Vakil (aminvakil) - Friday, 03 January 2020, 14:09 GMT
How often pacman-mirrorlist gets updated?
I'm wondering when does this mirror adds to pacman-mirrorlist package:)
Comment by Florian Pritz (bluewind) - Friday, 03 January 2020, 14:10 GMT
The mirrorlist package is updated manually. That said, it has indeed been a while so I've just pushed a new package.
Comment by Amin Vakil (aminvakil) - Tuesday, 03 March 2020, 12:17 GMT
Unfortunately the Samin Server project is closing in 3 months, therefore
Please remove it from pacman-mirrorlist asap.