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Re: removing ftp:// from mirrors lists


Peter Palfrader wrote:
> On Sat, 16 Apr 2016, Axel Beckert wrote:
> > Peter Palfrader wrote:
> > > talking to several mirror operators on IRC (including fewllow DSA
> > > members), I get the impression that a lot of us would appreciate if we
> > > could deprecate the FTP as a transport protocol.
> > 
> > I currently don't see why. It's a service some of our mirrors offer.
> > It doesn't hurt if it's there -- at least I can't find a reason why --
> > and it adds choice for our users.
> Because it's work.  And nobody does it.

I don't mind running an FTPd on my mirror.

> It's not just entries in some list that take no effort.
> Also, with my DSA hat on, I don't want to run ftp daemons anymore.

It's totally fine to me if FTP or not is considered to be the mirror's
admin's decision -- including DSA as mirror admins of the primary

But still: we then shouldn't call our mirrors ftp.something.debian.org

> I don't mind if other mirrors want to keep running ftp servers, that's
> their call.

But then we should also continue to list that in the master list.

> But we should not make them feel like it's any sort of requirement,
> recommendation or even suggestion.  They MAY, but that's about it.

I'd go for something like "if you want, you can also offer FTP access
to your mirror, but you don't need to." IMHO we should just then still
list those mirrors as "offers FTP".

But before we do that we should think over our mirror CNAME scheme.

		Regards, Axel
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