Apple/Safari being picky about redirects for CTAN mirrors
petra at ctan.org
Wed May 1 10:26:36 CEST 2019
this is one on a fairly long list of problems with the mirrors.
I doubt that this can be fixed in a short term.
For the time being and as a workaround: What alternatives to
Safari does your Mac offer? (On Linux there would be programs
like wget, curl, traditional ftp clients & more.)
Sorry I cannot give more help; others will surely know more.
Petra (from the CTAN team)
On Wed 01 May 2019 at 08:04:20 +0200 Mojca Miklavec <mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
> I remember a different flavour of the problem being discussed recently
> with respect to Chrome browsers & http/https.
> Today I visited
> and tried to download
> on that page, which apparently redirected to
> But Safari greeted me with an error message:
> Safari can't open page
> Safari can't open the page
> The error is: "Redirection to URL with a schema that is not HTTP(S)"
> Apparently redirecting http(s) to ftp will no longer be allowed for
> security concerns.
> (PS: if any further testing is needed, I can [sadly] only do it until Saturday.)
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