Alternate method for fetching source

Fbsd1 fbsd1 at
Fri Jun 4 22:12:06 UTC 2010

Ross Penner wrote:
> I'm trying to update my system and when I run cvsup, the connection
> repeatedly has problems (TreeList failed: Network write failure:
> Connection closed). I'm wondering if anybody can suggest any other
> method to grab the current source files?
> Thanks for any ideas

It has been my experience that when a new RELEASE cycle starts, Like 
right now with 8.1, the ftp servers get a real workout. Having 
difficulties making it through a complete download successfully in one 
try is very unlikely.

Using ftp with a .netrc file to restart the download where it left off 
is better than restarting over from the start. Read this url all the way 
to the end where the restart is explained.

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