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Re: dbootstrap support for fetching files over HTTP

On Sun, Nov 21, 1999 at 10:09:04PM -0500, Adam Di Carlo wrote:

> Marcel, I mentioned your stuff to shaleh on IRC (Sean Perry) and he
> argued rather fervently that ftp compatability is a requirement.

  What are his arguments then?

> What are your thoughts on this?  Should we adapt the system to use an
> external program for ftp?  Much is the same in the two systems.

  Sounds like a good idea if ftp is really needed.

> BTW, why don't you do server config and proxy config as URLs rather
> than breaking out host, port, and subdir?  I.e., I would this setting
> the proxy to 'http://burrito.fake:80/' as I do (apache proxy) is
> easier than specifying stuff.  Then if you have a URL for specifying
> the server, then it could take the protocol part of the URL and
> determine dynamically whether to use the ftp or http or whatever
> backend.

  This is just a matter of parsing input.



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