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Re: base disks on web pages

On Wed, Mar 03, 1999 at 11:32:43AM -0500, James A. Treacy wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 03, 1999 at 10:23:42PM +0800, Andrew Howell wrote:
> > Why are the base disks stored on the web pages?
> > 
> > Why don't we just link to the ftp/http archive?
> > 
> Because there is no clean way to have each mirror point to a
> different location. The install used to point into ftp.debian.org
> but that caused a lot of headaches since newbies couldn't
> cope with that.


> The images are fairly static and only take 100MB. If the size
> makes a difference, I'd rather see the images on the mirrors
> then the Lists-Archives.

I find having a closer copy of the list archives and BTS is the most
useful thing about mirrored web pages.


Andrew Howell
Managing Director
Informed Technology
E-mail: andrew@it.net.au
Ph: 08 9380 4244  Fax: 08 9380 4354

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