Here are some very basic instructions for sites that want to mirror
the python.org site. If you have any suggestions for improving the
mirroring instructions given below, please email
- Please check the existing Python
Mirror Sites to make sure you aren't duplicating any
existing mirrors. Any extra unnecessary mirrors add load on
python.org so we'd like you to mirror the site only if it's
necessary for your part of the world.
- We suggest you use the Tools/scripts/ftpmirror.py
script from the Python distribution. Use "ftp.python.org" as
- The root of the web tree lives inside the ftp/pub
directory, so by mirroring the root of the anonymous ftp tree,
you automatically also get the web documents. This is the
suggested way to mirror our site.
- python.org lives in the US Eastern timezone1.
We'd suggest running your mirror script between about 1am and
5am our time. Pick a time at random within this range and be
sure to only copy over those files that have changed since the
last time you ran the mirror script (ftpmirror.py does this
- Please let us
know about your mirror so we can add it to the list of
1roughly: -0500 GMT during northern hemisphere winter and
-0400 GMT during northern hemisphere summer.