Using http mirrors

Simon L. B. Nielsen simon at
Sun Jan 6 12:13:54 UTC 2013

On 5 January 2013 11:14, Chris Rees <utisoft at> wrote:
> Hi all,
> The submitter of ports/174427 tells me that using http for mirrors is
> faster, due to the lack of authentication etc.
> I'm not convinced that the speed difference is huge, but can anyone
> think of any reasons not to apply this patch?  It will affect large
> numbers of ports.

Please apply this. HTTP is a generally saner protocols, especially for
people behind firewalls.

Simon L. B. Nielsen

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