[tex-live] TL2007 inst

Petr Sojka sojka at fi.muni.cz
Tue Feb 27 16:06:30 CET 2007

On Tue, Feb 27, 2007 at 02:19:11PM +0000, Philip Taylor (Webmaster)  wrote:
> This could have bee a mistake : I launched an FTP
> session when your message arrived, and it has still
> not connected ...

-bash-3.1$ ftp ftp.cstug.cz
Connected to ftp.cstug.cz (
220 ProFTPD 1.3.0a Server (Faculty of Informatics) []
Name (ftp.cstug.cz:sojka): anonymous
331 Anonymous login ok, send your complete email address as your
 Hello, UNKNOWN at ftp.cstug.cz!

 Welcome to the ftp.cstug.cz, the FTP server of Czech and Slovak TeX
 Group (CSTUG, www.cstug.cz) and primary site of pdfTeX program.

 There is a full mirror of Comprehensive TeX Archive Network
 available in pub/CTAN, and CSTUG local archive in pub/local.

 All transfers to and from archive are logged. If you do not like
 this policy then disconnect now! Your comments and suggestions
 are welcome at ftp-admin at cstug.cz .

 You are user number 2 out of maximum 100.

 ftp-admin at informatics.muni.cz

230 Anonymous access granted, restrictions apply.
Remote system type is UNIX.
Using binary mode to transfer files.
ftp> cd pub/tex
250 CWD command successful
ftp> cd local/TL2007
250 CWD command successful
ftp> dir
227 Entering Passive Mode (147,251,48,146,162,158).
150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for file list
-rw-r--r--   1 ftpadm   ftpadm       1684 Feb 27 12:04 HEADER.html
-rw-r--r--   1 ftpadm   ftpadm   1846380544 Feb 27 12:23
-rw-r--r--   1 ftpadm   ftpadm   921784399 Feb 27 12:33
-rw-r--r--   1 ftpadm   ftpadm   980479882 Feb 27 12:43
-rw-r--r--   1 ftpadm   ftpadm   1846380544 Feb 27 13:03
-rw-r--r--   1 ftpadm   ftpadm   921784399 Feb 27 13:14
-rw-r--r--   1 ftpadm   ftpadm         68 Feb 27 13:14
-rw-r--r--   1 ftpadm   ftpadm        100 Feb 27 13:14
226 Transfer complete.

>From where you have tried? Could you traceroute to ftp.cstug.cz?

As far as traffic is concerned, I do not think that ftp.cstug.cz
(mirroring full CTAN) aka ftp.muni.cz (as an main ftp for university 
with 40000+ students) aka ftp.linux.cz (mirroring redhat, fedora and other
stuff) would have troubles with one 700 MB image.
(several 10GB and DWDM connections to the world via CESNET2 network).

> ** Phil.
> --------
> Petr Sojka wrote:
> >On Tue, Feb 27, 2007 at 12:00:01PM +0100, tex-live-request at tug.org wrote:
> >>Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2007 16:54:59 -0600
> >>From: karl at freefriends.org (Karl Berry)
> >>Subject: [tex-live] hosting inst image
> >>To: tex-live at tug.org
> >>Message-ID: <200702262254.l1QMsxR14618 at f7.net>
> >>
> >>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.)
> >I may put it on ftp.cstug.cz/pub/tex/local/TL2007/
> >(I am just downloading ftp://tug.org/texlive/Images/* there).
> >Site is on the academic backbone, I hope no problems should appear.
> >Where is the image to download?
> >
> >Best
> >--ps

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