FTP Mirrors please provide HTTP access
erwin at FreeBSD.org
Wed Sep 23 08:15:04 UTC 2009
On Fri, Sep 18, 2009 at 03:30:27PM -0300, Joo Carlos Mendes Lus wrote:
> http://ftp2.br.freebsd.org/ has been alive for a long time, but rooted
> at ftp://ftp2.br.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/
> Should we change it now or at some specific date?
For consistency it would be nice to have the same root for all mirrors,
so I'd say just change it when you have a few minutes.
> Brad Davis wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > A few of us would like to request that all FTP mirrors start allowing
> > HTTP access to the same URL. What we are looking for is the path to be
> > the same. i.e. only the the protocol should change.
> > For example, we should be able to change:
> > ftp://ftp4.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/distfiles/dits-2.2.34.tar.gz
> > into:
> > http://ftp4.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/distfiles/dits-2.2.34.tar.gz
> > If you run a FTP mirror, please set this up. If you are worried about
> > running something big like Apache, perhaps running a smaller HTTP server
> > like thttpd would work for you.
> > Regards,
> > Brad Davis
> > (with admins hat on)
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Erwin Lansing http://droso.org
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