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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-05-17 11:34:09

There were a couple of items in the most recent SourceForge newsletter
which are of interest to Boost. Hopefully we will have moved to another
FTP site before they shut down our FTP usage.


>SourceForge update May 16, 2001.
> ...
>1. SF.NET: A new shorter domain
>I'm proud to announce that we have a *New* shorter domain name. You can
>now use to access the site. The URL will expand to
> This can be used with just about everything.
>Subdomains (ie, email addresses (Pat_at_[hidden]) etc.
>Less URL keystrokes means more time for coding. Enjoy.
> ...
>The team has been recently worked to increase the
>performance of the SourceForge download services (used in conjunction
>with the File Release system on the website to perform
>distribution of software released by your projects). The download
>servers have been tuned for better traffic handling, and we have added
>several new mirrors to our server pool, thus increasing the overall
>performance of the download services.
>We have, in the past, provided anonymous FTP services to projects hosted
>on These services have been provided through a
>comparatively smaller set of machines, with less traffic capacity.
>These project FTP services have been separate from the download services.
>Since the download services have been ramped up to meet the evolving
>of our project constituency, we will now be removing project FTP services
>and provide that additional bandwidth to the download servers. The first
>phase of this removal process is the removal of existing, unused project
>FTP space. We have performed this removal concurrent with this
>Projects who are actively using their project FTP services at this time
>may continue to do so; these projects will be contacted in coming weeks
>to discuss transition of their content to the SourceForge download
>servers. New projects will not be provided with project FTP space, as
>this service is now deprecated.

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