[Jeffrey Goldberg] >As an aside, I'd like to rant that there is no reason for ftp to >exist anymore. Sure it is stateful in a way that HTTP isn't, but >that isn't enough to justify its continued use.
I have very good connectivity to several FTP-only mirror sites, and relatively poor connectivity to any that serve up HTTP. None of those servers are under my administrative control. Make trouble somewhere else, OK? >By default (at least in 6.2-RELEASE) fetch is called with the -p >option, thus making my request to the list even less coherent. This >is defined by > > FETCH_ARGS?= -ApRr > >in bsd.port.mk Well, um, no, not necessarily. For instance, I almost always use portupgrade with a -PP option, so my fetch defaults actually come from pkg_fetch, not bsd.port.mk. On my network, anything that attempts IPv6 resolution is bad, so I put the following in my /usr/local/etc/pkgtools.conf: ENV['PKG_FETCH'] = "/usr/bin/fetch -4pao '%2$s' '%1$s'" This speeds things up immensely... -=EPS=- _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"