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Re: www.postgresql.org wrong pointer to British mirror

From: Vince Vielhaber <vev(at)michvhf(dot)com>
To: Oliver Elphick <olly(at)lfix(dot)co(dot)uk>
Cc: PostgreSQL-documentation <pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: www.postgresql.org wrong pointer to British mirror
Date: 2002-03-03 21:39:05
Message-ID: Pine.BSF.4.40.0203031632450.43922-100000@paprika.michvhf.com (view raw or flat)
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On 3 Mar 2002, Oliver Elphick wrote:

> The pointer in http://www.postgresql.org/index.html to the British
> mirror (http://www2.uk.postgresql.org) actually takes you to the UK
> mirror service home page.
>
> It should point instead to
> http://www2.uk.postgresql.org/sites/www.postgresql.org/

Then the server is misconfigured.  www2.uk.postgresql.org should already
be pointing to /sites/www.postgresql.org.  I'll send the admin a note.

> Similarly, the FTP pointer ftp://ftp2.uk.postgresql.org gives
> "connection refused".  It should point to
> ftp://ftp2.uk.postgresql.org/sites/ftp.postgresql.org/

If it's giving a connection refused message, the server's down. I'll
include this in the note.

> In both cases, the domain can equally well be www.mirror.ac.uk.

We stopped doing that because if a mirror goes away and it's indexed
in a search engine there are a number of dead links.

Vince.
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