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Re: PLEASE use mirrors

--- Corinna Vinschen <> wrote:
> Christopher Faylor wrote:
> > 
> > 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.
> What's the problem here at all? Most of the existing mirrors are
> mirroring the snapshots as well. Of course, they mirror the ftp
> snapshots but why should it be necessary to mirror http? Wouldn't
> it be easier to drop the http snapshot page in favor of ftp and
> cvs?

I would like it not to be dropped but changed so that if you click on a
snapshot to download it brings up the list of mirrors and let's you choose one
then downloads from the mirror.  Is this even possible?  I would think that
with the appropriate CGI/PHP/JAVA that it should be.


Earnie Boyd

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