Content Hosting Infrastructure SOP

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Fedora Infrastructure Team


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Policy regarding hosting, removal and pruning of content.



Fedora hosts both Fedora content and some non-Fedora content. Our resources are finite and as such we have to have some policy around when to remove old content. This SOP describes the test to remove content. The spirit of this SOP is to allow more people to host content and give it a try, prove that it’s useful. If it’s not popular or useful, it will get removed. Also out of date or expired content will be removed.

What hosting options are available

Aside from the hosting at we have a series of mirrors we’re allowing people to use. They are located at:

Who can host? What can be hosted?

Any official Fedora content can hosted and made available for mirroring. Official content is determined by the Council by virtue of allowing people to use the Fedora trademark. People representing these teams will be allowed to host.

Non Official Hosting

People wanting to host unofficial bits may request approval for hosting. Create a ticket at explaining what and why Fedora should host it. Such will be reviewed by the Fedora Infrastructure team.

Requests for non-official hosting that may conflict with existing Fedora policies will be escalated to the Council for approval.


Anything hosted with Fedora must come with a Free software license that is approved by Fedora. See for more.

Requesting Space

  • Make sure you have a Fedora account -

  • Ensure you have signed the Fedora Project Contributor Agreement (FPCA)

  • Submit a hosting request -

    • Include who you are, and any group you are working with (e.g. a SIG)

    • Include Space requirements

    • Include an estimate of the number of downloads expected (if you can).

    • Include the nature of the bits you want to host.

  • Apply for group hosted-content -

Using Space

A dedicated namespace in the mirror will be assigned to you. It will be your responsibility to upload content, remove old content, stay within your quota, etc. If you have any questions or concerns about this please let us know. Generally you will use rsync. For example:

rsync -av --progress ./my.iso

None of our mirrored content is backed up. Ensure that you keep backups of your content.

Content Pruning / Purging / Removal

The following guidelines / tests will be used to determine whether or not to remove content from the mirror.

Expired / Old Content

If content meets any of the following criteria it may be removed:

  • Content that has reached the end of life (is no longer receiving updates).

  • Pre-release content that has been superceded.

  • EOL releases that have been moved to archives.

  • N-2 or greater releases. If more than 3 versions of a piece of content are on the mirror, the oldest may be removed.

Limited Use Content

If content meets any of the following criteria it may be removed:

  • Content with exceedingly limited seeders or downloaders, with little prospect of increasing those numbers and which is older then 1 year.

  • Content such as videos or audio which are several years old.

Catch All Removal

Fedora reserves the right to remove any content for any reason at any time. We’ll do our best to host things but sometimes we’ll need space or just need to remove stuff for legal or policy reasons.