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I've recently been creating a custom Linux distribution based on Gentoo that includes a custom installer, artwork, development tools, and desktop environment.

I have an ISO image and a local mirror for packages, however I am currently running a mirror privately on a home network with a residential Internet connection.

I was wondering what the next step is to make my distribution public? Where can I host my distribution ISO files, as well as my source code and update files?

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Give Tuxfamily a look.

About TuxFamily.org

TuxFamily is a non-profit organization. It provides free services for projects and contents dealing with the free software philosophy (free as in free speech, not as in free beer). We accept any project released under a free license (GPL, BSD, CC-BY-SA, Art Libre...).

Born in 1999 (oh! already?), TuxFamily tries to provide a good and reliable service to promote free projects, making them visible to the users. The hosting is free and we don't add banners or pop-ups to the hosted websites. You don't even have to advertise for TuxFamily! You can also use your own domain name if you have one.

TuxFamily hosting facilities are running on VHFFS, which is a subproject of TuxFamily that makes it possible to manage a massive virtual hosting platform.

Services for hosted people

These are the services you can get with TuxFamily. Only one requirement: be a free (as in free speech) project.

  • Web hosting (PHP5 is supported)
  • MySQL and PostgreSQL databases
  • CVS repositories
  • Subversion repositories
  • GIT repositories
  • Mailing-lists
  • Manage domain names (DNS hosting) - registration fees are still at your charge
  • POP accounts and mail redirects for your domain
  • Download area of 1 GB, can be increased if you need more space
  • 100 MB quota for all groups, not including the download area, can be increased if you need more space
  • Handling of your data through FTP, FTPS (FTP over SSL), SSH and SFTP

Also found this lxer article: Best free or low cost places to host a Linux distro repository.

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