Thanks for all the offers of mirrors for the beta - we are going to restrict access to our servers by ip - so if you could all email what ip your server will be accessing from that would help - although we do have records of some. The actual sync needs to be done from rsync beta-sync.centos.org::centos-beta It is also accesible as us-beta-sync for us mirrors and eu-beta-sync for eu ones. We dont have geoip based dns set up for it yet. If you could make sure that the tree you present looks the same as ours eg has a /centos/ dir , because all beta.centos.org need to look the same ... Also the beta tree will be embargoed until a date/time to be emailled to this list. We will make the embargoed subdirectories non-publically readable until release time , but you will need to exclude them from rsync target, we will publish suitable exclude= for the rsync target, (and maybe also for ftp). At release time we will make the released dir publicaly readable so that he next sync will make it available. We will check all mirrors contain suitable data before adding them to our dns , so please make sure that the tree is accessible either by ip or via a different virtual host. So - what we need :- mirror : ip address for rsync access : url for testing : Thanks Lance -- uklinux.net - The ISP of choice for the discerning Linux user.