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From: Dan Nuffer (dnuffer_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-05-18 09:01:19

Why don't you use the normal Sourceforge file release mechanism? It
provides an HTTP download, which would satisfy all those users who can't get
to the FTP server.

Just wondering.

--Dan Nuffer

----- Original Message -----
From: "Beman Dawes" <bdawes_at_[hidden]>
To: " mailing list" <boost_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Thursday, May 17, 2001 10:34 AM
Subject: [boost] Fwd: SourceForge update May 16, 2001.

> 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.
> --Beman
> >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
> >
> >Since the download services have been ramped up to meet the evolving
> needs
> >of our project constituency, we will now be removing project FTP
> >and provide that additional bandwidth to the download servers. The
> >phase of this removal process is the removal of existing, unused project
> >FTP space. We have performed this removal concurrent with this
> >announcement.
> >
> >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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