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Re: [GENERAL] FTP mirror problems

From: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
To: Greg Sabino Mullane <greg(at)turnstep(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [GENERAL] FTP mirror problems
Date: 2004-11-09 18:21:52
Message-ID: 20041109141130.T19215@ganymede.hub.org (view raw or flat)
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On Sun, 7 Nov 2004, Greg Sabino Mullane wrote:

>
> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
> Hash: SHA1
>
>
> A bad link in the ftp source directory inspired me to check
> the rest of it out:
>
> * Main README file needs updating. The URL is given as:
>
> http:/www.postgreSQL.org
>
> but should be:
>
> http://www.postgresql.org/

Huh?  Just checked, the file hasn't been modified since Nov 15th, 2001, 
and the URL looks fine to me:

svr1# grep http README
         http://www.postgreSQL.org
svr1#

> * README.cvsup is very old, possibly incorrect

have you tested this?  I last updated on Nov 3rd of this year, to reflect 
the reverting of the repository to overall state ... so if its incorrect, 
nobody has told me so ...

> * README.dist-split might want to mention the new "bz" and "md5" files.

If you would like to submit a re-write, I'll put it into place ... I think 
mentioning the bz files seperately would just bulk up the file ... ppl 
would see the .bz when they go to the directory itself ...

> * We are keeping some very old versions around: 1.08, 1.09, the entire 6
> series. Is there any reason for this? For that matter, is there any reason
> to keep around lesser versions in a tree, especially ones that were replaced
> due to security bugs? Perhaps only keep the latest few versions and put a
> note in the readme to point to "archives.postgresql.org" or something?
>
> At the very least, a warning that some of the versions on the site have
> serious security flaws would be warranted.

Historical, but we could easily create a source/OLD directory to move them 
into, so they are less prominent?

> * /dev/interfaces seems to have only an old version of libpqxx
>
> * /dev/contrib only contains earthdistance - why?

removed both contrib and interfaces ... libpqxx is on gborg now, and 
earthdistances is back in the regular dev packages anyway ..

> * /projects/gborg has some very old versions of some of the projects
> therein. Is there a process to update these?

they are auto-updated from the gborg site, so that will have to be taken 
up with Chris ...

> * The directory symlinked from /win32 should have a README. Perhaps
> even a top-level README.WIN32 in anticipation of a lot of Windows users.

Please feel free to submit one for inclusion (or anyone else, for that 
matter ... I'm only picking you out since you are pointing them out 
*grin*) ...

> * The /src directory is missing 7.2.6 and 7.3.6

fixed ...

>
> * /src/7.3.5 points to the wrong place (missing a "v")

fixed, and confirmed the rest were all link'd to the 'v' version ...

> * /source/7.2.5/v7.2.5 is a bogus link

fixed ...

> I went through and tested each of the ftp mirrors that appeared on the
> page today. Some problems are probably transitory (e.g. timeouts) but
> if anyone closer geographically (I'm in US) could test those, it would be
> appreciated. No comment next to a mirror indicated that everything looked ok.
>
> ftp4.ar
> ftp.au
> ftp2.au
> ftp3.au: incorrect home directory
> ftp.at
> ftp.be
> ftp.ba
> ftp.br: connection refused
> ftp2.br
> ftp3.bg
> ftp3.ca
> ftp4.ca
> ftp.cl
> ftp.co
> ftp2.cr
> ftp.cz
> ftp2.cz
> ftp2.dk
> ftp.ee
> ftp.fr
> ftp2.fr
> ftp5.fr: connection refused
> ftp.de
> ftp2.de
> ftp3.de
> ftp7.de
> ftp.gr
> ftp2.gr
> ftp.hk
> ftp.hu: timeout + connection reset by peer
> ftp3.hu
> ftp2.is
> ftp5.id: extra (old) dirs "NT_Support_Files" and "CVSup"
> ftp7.id
> ftp.ie
> ftp2.ie
> ftp2.il
> ftp.it
> ftp2.it
> ftp5.it: connection refused
> ftp6.it
> ftp.jp
> ftp.kr
> ftp3.kr: has a ":80" in the url; when removed, works fine
> ftp.lv
> ftp.nl: times out
> ftp.eu (listed as Netherlands, but goes against the naming scheme)
> ftp2.nl
> ftp4.nl
> ftp.nz
> ftp.no
> ftp6.pl
> ftp7.pl
> ftp8.pl
> ftp.pt: wrong home directory; usually times out too
> ftp.pr
> ftp6.ro
> ftp.ru
> ftp2.ru: incorrect login error
> ftp3.ru
> ftp5.ru: times out
> ftp2.sk: extra (old) dirs "NT_Support_Files", "CVSup", plus many version symlinks
> ftp4.es: times out
> ftp5.es
> ftp.se
> ftp2.ch
> ftp.tw
> ftp3.tw
> ftp5.tw
> ftp6.tr
> ftp2.uk
> ftp3.us
> ftp5.us: times out
> ftp8.us
> ftp9.us
> ftp10.us: has many bogus ".message" files throughout
> ftp13.us
> ftp21.us
> ftp22.us
> ftp23.us: incorrect login error
> ftp24.us

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Marc G. Fournier           Hub.Org Networking Services (http://www.hub.org)
Email: scrappy(at)hub(dot)org           Yahoo!: yscrappy              ICQ: 7615664

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