Re: New website and ftp server
- From: Pavel Roskin <proski gnu org>
- To: Frédéric L. W. Meunier <lists pervalidus net>
- Cc: <mc gnome org>
- Subject: Re: New website and ftp server
- Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2001 10:39:54 -0500 (EST)
There's welcome.msg and welcome2.msg. I probably receive the
latter because I don't have reverse DNS.
First of all, ftp.gnome.org resolves to 2 different ip addresses:
188.8.131.52 (tutankhamon.acc.umu.se) and 184.108.40.206
Only welcome.msg mentions "CodeFactory AB". It also has some ANSI
sequences to highlight the big "ACE" banner.
I only have addresses with reverse DNS and I always get welcome.msg. The
greeting in Swedish is apparently not a port of either welcome.msg or
You may want to contact ftpmaster gnome org if you have any problems. It
makes no sence to discuss it between us.
Anyway, I don't know why people from Brazil are always
redirected to some Swedish server.
Well, because all IP addresses associated with ftp.gnome.org are hosted in
Sweden. It's quite hard to make DNS reply differently dependent on the
one location of the client. Akamai provides this service (I think so,
their site lacks any details). But even the FTP server of the Linux
kernel doesn't use this technology (as far as I know) - users have to
choose mirrors themselves.
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