Apple/Safari being picky about redirects for CTAN mirrors
rainer at dante.de
Wed May 1 11:45:56 CEST 2019
On Wed, 1 May 2019 at 11:44 +0200, Petra Ruebe-Pugliese wrote:
> Hi Mojca,
> glad that there is no acute problem for _you_ at the moment.
> On Wed 01 May 2019 at 11:00:03 +0200 Mojca Miklavec <mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Another clarification: this is only a problem in specific geographic
> > locations where the mirror would point to ftp.
> That's the other big issue: Geolocation ...
> CTAN's mirror redirector software was written ages ago, by an
> author who is now long dead. It is based on an outdated database
> format (for the geoip data) and does not support IPv6.
> In short: Most probably a complete rewrite would be needed —
> but by whom?
> So if anyone feels they would have time and knowledge enough
> to write a new redirector to be integrated into our website,
> _please_ get in touch with ctan at ctan.org.
> Many thanks in advance!
I don't think that we should ask for programmers before we know where we want to
go with this!
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