Maintain Gentoo on multiple boxes
I have recently installed Gentoo on one of my 3 systems. I did a stage 1 with dial-up access, so it took a little while. I'd like eventually to install Gentoo on my other 2 systems: my server and my main workstation. I'd like to know how I should arrange things to make things easy for maintenance of downloaded sources and the portage tree.
I've copied the files from /usr/portage from my working Gentoo to my server: is that all of the source code (other than packages I haven't yet downloaded) that I need for my local "mirror"?
If I edit /etc/make.conf and add the path to my local server:/directory into the GENTOO_MIRRORS parameter, will that cause emerge to check there before downloading from the internet (I assume the mirrors are checked in order they are listed?)?
This has probably been done before... Is there a HOWTO somewhere that might give further detail?