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Re: PLEASE use mirrors

On Thu, Nov 16, 2000 at 03:40:22PM +0000, David Starks-Browning wrote:
>On Wednesday 8 Nov 00, Christopher Faylor writes:
>> If you all don't start using mirrors, then there will be steps taken to
>> stop direct user downloads from the cygwin directory.  This will not
>> affect mirror downloads, only normal downloads.
>I'm in favor of doing this now.  Why not?  I can't imagine anyone
>truly depends on it, given the number of mirrors we have.  You'll have
>to make special arrangements (e.g. http) for the snapshots page.

I guess we could use mirrors on the snapshots page.

The main reasons I haven't done this is that 1) I hate adding to the user
confusion  2) I'd have to research how to do it.

>I think Cygwin mirrors currently suffer because of the existing ftp
>user limit.  They can't get through either!

If they are truly identifying themselves as mirrors they shouldn't have this
problem, as I understand it.  I should research this, too, though.


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