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RE: Slightly OT: 2.8 ETA



If I were going to automate the procedure of getting -current, I think I
would use something like expect to FTP to the server and do an ls -ld
on the snapshot dir (or maybe a file like base*), and compare that with
my last known pull down; if it's a later date, get the directory.

--STeve Andre'

At 04:22 PM 9/27/00 -0400, Steve Shockley wrote:
You are correct, and I changed my script so I no longer pull the -current
nightly.

Is there an option for mirror (or another package) that's more
bandwidth-friendly?  I remember a few years ago there was a package called
fsp that was supposed to do that, but I think it got a bad rap because the
warez kiddies were using it because it could run unnoticed on a high port.


-----Original Message-----

The real problem is that however much bandwidth YOU have, the FTP
machine that you're suckling off of does not.  Nightly feedings when
you aren't using them just puts a greater burden on the system for
no reason.