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

Thomas Dziedzic gostrc at gmail.com
Mon Feb 13 22:01:53 EST 2012

On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 8:22 PM, Tom Gundersen <teg at jklm.no> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 5:13 PM, Florian Pritz <bluewind at xinu.at> wrote:
>> 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.
> Maybe an exception could be made for those servers that are only
> available as ftp? As pointed out by Abdul Halim Mat Ali on
> arch-general, the only Singaporean mirror is ftp only.
> In my experience I have a few times had use for ftp servers when the
> http servers are not working. This is hardly a problem in Central
> Europe, as we have so many mirrors here, but in other parts of the
> world it is more relevant.
> -t

I never had a problem with http servers that didn't affect ftp servers.
I think in cases like Abdul's it would be sensible to make an
exception and leave his server in the mirrorlist (and possibly others
in his situation?).
Hungary also seems to be another country with only a single mirror that's ftp.
I didn't find any others.

-Thomas Dziedzic

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