[arch-dev-public] Remove ftp mirrors from the default list

Dave Reisner d at falconindy.com
Mon Feb 13 12:54:17 EST 2012

On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 05:13:33PM +0100, Florian Pritz wrote:
> Hi,
> ftp connects way slower than http, especially for lots of small files,
> since it has to connect back to the client each time.
> Since I don't see any benefit over http and ftp is old, I propose to
> remove all the ftp mirrors from the default mirror list.
> -- 
> Florian Pritz -- {flo,bluewind}@server-speed.net

+1 to this. In case you think FTP is still a good idea in 2012, here's
some reading for you, with varying amounts of bias:

- http://daniel.haxx.se/docs/ftp-vs-http.html
- http://mywiki.wooledge.org/FtpMustDie


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