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Re: removing ftp:// from mirrors lists

On Tue, 12 Apr 2016 07:10:38 +0000 Peter Palfrader <weasel@debian.org>

> I suggest we start by removing ftp:// links from the various mirror
> pages and from the mirror masterlist.

Fine with me. I checked my logs, and the HTTP/FTP ratio is  well above
100. The FTP traffic is mainly Index files and a few pool files. So no
new installations seem to use FTP.

This raises a problem with Debian's superior upgradeability. People
keep changing the distribution name in sources.list for ever. If we cut
the ftp downloads too soon, a lot of people will run into problems and
Debian might ruin its security reputation.

My suggestion:

The upgrade section in the release notes for stretch should address the
protocol change, and after that we should keep offering ftp downloads
until jessie loses its oldstable status.

Per Foreby

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