[tex-live] hosting inst image

Jean-Pierre Chretien Jean-Pierre.Chretien at cert.fr
Tue Feb 27 09:06:45 CET 2007

>>X-Envelope-From: karl at freefriends.org
>>X-Envelope-To: tex-live at tug.org
>>Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2007 16:54:59 -0600
>>From: karl at freefriends.org (Karl Berry)
>>To: tex-live at tug.org
>>Subject: [tex-live] hosting inst image
>>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.

Would fragmentation using jigdo help ? I mean, replacing one single
download task by a multitude of independent wget downloads ?
The global download time is higher due to overhead, but the
download procedure is more flexible.


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