[texhax] unreachable tug.ctan.org ftp site

Joseph Wright joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk
Thu Feb 7 16:47:39 CET 2013

On 06/02/2013 23:23, Qiu, Sean wrote:
> Hi,
> Can someone in the user group to let me know if we can still use the ftp to download tex pkg from tug.ctan.org? I was able to use the ftp program up until last year, but it stopped recently...
> Does anyone know the new ftp address?
> P:\>ping -a tug.ctan.org
> Pinging ftp.math.utah.edu [] with 32 bytes of data:
> Thanks,
> Sean

The tug.ctan.org host got moved, but you really shouldn't be choosing an
explicit mirror in any case. The recommended way to access CTAN is to
use mirror.ctan.org. That said, for me

  ftp mirror.ctan.org

connects to DANTE's core server.
Joseph Wright

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