How can I download FreeBSD 13 snapshot?

Pete Wright pete at
Fri Jan 31 21:30:15 UTC 2020

On 1/31/20 12:21 PM, Bob Willcox wrote:
> Hi all,
> What is the current best way to download the release 13 snapshot. I usedt to
> use ncftp to do this but now I get this whan I try:
> Could not connect to Connection refused.
> Is there a better way these days?
I use it quite frequently, which URL are you using?  On us-west coast i 
get routed to the ISC mirror, perhaps your local mirror is having issues?

$ ftp
Trying 2001:4f8:1:11::15:0:21 ...
Connected to
220 This is - hosted at
Name ( ftp
331 Please specify the password.
230-This is, graciously hosted by
230-Internet Systems Consortium -
230-FreeBSD files can be found in the /pub/FreeBSD directory.
230 Login successful.
Remote system type is UNIX.
Using binary mode to transfer files.


Pete Wright
pete at

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