Subject: Re: Posting a snapshot to netbsd.org
To: Stephen Champion <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Chris G Demetriou <Chris_G_Demetriou@LAGAVULIN.PDL.CS.CMU.EDU>
Date: 05/08/1995 09:42:02
> I've been thinking lately that it might be a good idea to contact
> people at [ ... ]
ftp.NetBSD.ORG is the primary NetBSD distribution site.
Places (e.g. gatekeeper) mirror NetBSD software from there.
I strongly request that you DO NOT ask people at other sites
to mirror "your favorite site" directly.
Instead, you should do what you can to get the software you want to
see distributed put up on ftp.netbsd.org. Note, however, that there
are constraints on what gets put up.
In particular, _port maintainers_ are responsible for getting
snapshots put up (though there are several ways that can be done,
including uploading them to pub/incoming, and asking the port
maintainers to move them into place).
Also, binary packages and similar things have to go through the
'correct' mechanisms to get into the packages tree, and there's a
contact to go through for getting them up.
Note that on ftp.netbsd.org, there currently are:
110M free for "miscellaneous stuff" in the FTP area.
292M free for binary snapshots of -current for various
architectures (some already have them available, etc.)
427M (!!) free for binary packages.
In other words, there's plenty of disk space, the mirror network is
already established, _and_ it's the "correct" distribution site.