Hanging on ftp ftp.freebsd.org on way to ports collection

Simon Barner barner at in.tum.de
Mon Apr 28 13:33:03 PDT 2003


> I am attempting to get to the ports distribution at
> ftp://ftp.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/ports     (according to the
> manual)
> but for some reason my ftp seems to hang,  at either ftp.FreeBSD.org or
> ftp.freebsd.org, although I can reach other machines for ftp purposes.
> Am I attempting to connect to the correct site? or is there some other
> esoteric requirement of the site? My machine is on a LAN behind a DSL
> gate, machines do not have a DNS entry just an IP address.

Perhaps you are better off using a local mirror:


Perhaps you'll get some usefull diagnostics when you try "ftp ftp.freebsd.org"
(user anonymous).

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