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Date:      Wed, 13 Nov 2002 09:19:58 -0400
From:      "Administrator" <admin@govital.net>
To:        "DreamLabs Domain Administration" <hostmaster@dreamlabs.com>, "'Doug Moen'" <doug@moens.org>, <hostmaster@ca.FreeBSD.org>
Cc:        <hubs@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   RE: ftp.ca.freebsd.org is in Denmark
Message-ID:  <20021113131958.M87577@govital.net>
In-Reply-To: <000101c28b15$85cb4320$c700a8c0@shadow>
References:  <200211131148.GAA06234@moens.org> <000101c28b15$85cb4320$c700a8c0@shadow>

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Greetings,

What are the requirements for being a FTP host?  I think i read 60GB of storage, what is the normal
bandwith off of an official ftp server?  If it's not too high i might be able to set one up.

Chris Demers
admin@govital.net
Windsor, Ontario, Canada


On Wed, 13 Nov 2002 08:06:30 -0500, DreamLabs Domain Administration wrote
> No, that's done on purpose.
> 
> My attempts to get a volunteer from Canada to set up a FTP server in
> Canada has been in vain so far, so we aliased ftp.ca.freebsd.org to
> ftp.freebsd.org which, yes, is at tdk in Denmark. 
> 
> The alias is there so that previously published links from the time that
> the archive was in BC still work.
> 
> No mistake... perhaps if you can suggest a better host to alias it to I
> can change it.
> 
> -Mit
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Doug Moen [mailto:doug@moens.org] 
> Sent: November 13, 2002 6:49 AM
> To: hostmaster@ca.FreeBSD.org
> Subject: ftp.ca.freebsd.org is in Denmark
> 
> I'm located in Waterloo, Ontario.
> For me, at least, ftp.ca.freebsd.org is an alias for
> ftp.beastie.tdk.net,
> which is located in Denmark.  The same is true for "ftp.freebsd.org".
> 
> This is a problem.
> I recently attempted an ftp installation of FreeBSD 4.7.
> I chose the default ftp site, ftp.freebsd.org,
> and ended up pulling 10KB per second from Denmark.
> 
> I think that a DNS server must be misconfigured.
> Do you agree?
> 
> Thanks in advance,
> Doug Moen
> doug@moens.org
> 
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