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Bug#409460: Please provide mirror access via ftp protocol

Package: debian-installer
Severity: important


There is something which bothers me for some time now... The protocol
for accessing a Debian mirror is always http in d-i. In the past,
it used to be either http or ftp. Both were available, but nowadays
only http remains even in expert mode. This is quite harmful in a
minimal setup with *no* web server and it explains the severity that I
set. It is also weird, because the protocol to download/upload *files*
is primarily ftp AFAIK and the host is ftp.<country>.debian.org.

It would be nice to restore this functionality in expert mode at least.

 .''`.   Aurélien GÉRÔME
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`. `'`   Free Software Developer
  `-     Unix Sys & Net Admin

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