Re: are apt/sources.list http: and ftp: same?
On Wed, Jan 31, 2001 at 11:08:56AM -0600, Gregory Guthrie wrote:
> At 03:05 PM 01/30/2001 -0600, will trillich wrote:
> >from what i recall of an identical thread frmo a coupla months
> >ago, the main difference is that ftp has a bit of overhead when
> >starting up any particular transfer. where http is designed for
> >"here's that file you asked for", ftp is designed for a bit more
> >interactive nosing-around.
> >as for the server end of the arrangement, they may be the same
> >identical file, or they may be served from servers located in
> >different countries.
> -- The original question was not of performance, but functionality. I
> reported that http: lines to the woody were not finding known items, but
> simply changing it to ftp: fixed it. I think this is a bug, unless I am
> missing something.
just like on your web browser: sometimes, changing
works -- but it's most likely to be coincidence
(docroot for ftp is not likely to be the same as
docroot for http, in most cases).
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