[tex-live] hosting inst image

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Mon Feb 26 23:54:59 CET 2007

Due to bandwidth concerns, we can no longer afford to have the inst
image on ftp://tug.org for public consumption.  Despite semi-hiding it
from view and my disrecommending it for use, it's found by too many people.

So: can anyone offer to host it on a separate ftp site?  It's not that
it in itself is so terribly much traffic, it's just a problem for tug in
conjunction with everything else.  It is 700mb.  (FTP is better than
http for big files because (we've found) too many useless spiders follow
http links.)

It doesn't make sense to have it on CTAN for the same reasons, plus
those I previously wrote.


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