The files on ftp.snt.utwente.nl are managed by Studenten Net Twente (SNT), located at the University of Twente. These files usually consist of open source operating systems and software. These projects are mainly hosted here for students and employees of the University so that they have access to a high-speed download location.
How do I access the FTP Server?
You can use different ways to access the server. All these services are also available via IPv6.
If you have access to a connection from the University, you can also use the following services:
Policy for content and use of the server
We have different guidelines for our mirrors. We do not easily deviate from this.
- We only ship software that is open source and / or freely distributable software. Other software is not added to our files
- Our main objective, which we take into account when we add new open source and / or freely distributable software, is to use the software for students and / or employees of the University.
- Unfortunately, the University generally does not allow external DNS links, which means that everything outside the .utwente.nl range may not be linked to a .utwente.nl range. This also applies to our server. This means that it is not possible to create "ftp1.nl.project.tld" for a project and refer it to our server using DNS.
- We use 'rsync' which does the mirroze for us.
We have the following disclaimer for our users.
- Neither the University or SNT are liable for the use, storage or transfer for any file on our server. Since a large part of our files originate from other servers that we have frozen, we cannot check all files for virus infections and the like. If you are interested in freezing our machine, please contact us.
Gentoo & Debian Mirror Information
SNT's Gentoo Mirror
If you are running a Gentoo linux machine, you can use our Sources mirror to improve your download speed. Both the University and the Netherlands can save a considerable amount of time downloading.
A special program was developed by the Gentoo managers to make this easier for you. If you have not done this yet, turn
mirrorselect. Then execute
mirrorselect -a -s2. This will automatically select the 2 closest source mirror servers. You can also run
mirrorselect -i and select "https://ftp.snt.utwente.nl/pub/os/linux/gentoo/" from the list.
SNT Gentoo Sync Mirror
In addition, we also have our portage mirror. Portage mirros are systems that are accessed for package updates when you use the "emerge" command. Normally it asks for the address
rsync.gentoo.org for a random mirror all over the world. Sometimes it can happen that syncing with this server takes a long time. If you want the guarantee of a nearby mirror then you must add the following change:
mirrorselect -r -i and select
SYNC = "rsync: // rsync.nl.gentoo.org / gentoo-portage
This guarantees that you always use a Dutch mirror (our mirror is also available under this address).
SNT Debian Mirror
If you use a Debian linux machine, you can use our Sources mirror to improve your download speed. Particularly within the University and within the Netherlands this can save a considerable amount of time.
You can use the following settings for 'stable debian system':
- deb https://ftp.snt.utwente.nl/pub/os/linux/debian/ stable main non-free contrib
- deb-src https://ftp.snt.utwente.nl/pub/os/linux/debian/ stable main non-free contrib
- deb https://security.debian.org/ stable / updates main contrib For more information, see also the Debian manual.
The mirror runs on a Dell PowerEdge R510 with:
- 2x Intel Xeon 5620
- 48GB RAM
- PERC H700 RAID controller, 1GB cache
- 7.1TB storage
- 10G Intel X520 network card The machine has two 10 Gbit uplinks to the routers through distributed trunking. The routers are connected to the internet with a redundant 10G uplink, provided by Surfnet.
What is also very important is the team that manages the server and mirrors!
Other people who deserve our thanks:
- All other active SNT members.
- LISA for hosting the server.