Subject: australian netbsd mirror now available...
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Luke Mewburn <email@example.com>
Date: 10/31/1994 10:07:15
until 2 months ago, I worked for the Department of Computer
Science, RMIT University and maintained an FTP mirror of NetBSD-0.9
& -current binaries, and also had a SUP mirror available.
Since I've moved onto a new job, the service has been stopped.
Well, between myself and David Burren <davidb@sun-lamp> (who
wrote FreeSec amongst other things), we've scrounged up enough parts
to dedicate a machine at RMIT to be the Australian NetBSD FTP and
SUP mirror. The machine is ready to go as an anonymous FTP machine.
I'm still testing SUP, but I suspect that it should be OK; I'll just
have to start up supfileserv...
The site has been setup for Australian NetBSD-ers. Given the fact
that the Aussie link to the 'net goes via the USA, it would be
appreciated if people in other countries use closer mirror :) And, of
course, due to export restrictions with Australia (yes, the laws here
appear to be as restrictive as those in the US), non-Australian ftp
users shouldn't grab any crypto stuff if they do use the site...
PS: Telecom NetBSD-ers behind the gateway at TANSU should send me email
to find out details of an internal mirror to save multiple fetches
Details on the mirror:
(CNAME for: melanoma.bf.rmit.edu.au)
Services: - Anonymous FTP (/pub/NetBSD)
- Anonymous SUP (details in netbsd.rmit.edu.au:/README.sup)
The releases/packages are similar to what sun-lamp
offers, except I don't have a `mirror' release, only
a `current' release.
Packages: - NetBSD-current sources
- NetBSD-1.0 binaries and sources
- FreeSec-1.1 source (and possibly a drop-in binary kit
for NetBSD 1.0, replacing init,login,passwd,libcrypt.so,
- FreeSec is controlled by Australian export restrictions similar to the
US ones. I.e., people outside Australia should not retreive it.
- The -current source tree has FreeSec in src/lib/libcrypt instead,
so people in Australia can sup allsrc and get a working crypt
Luke Mewburn UNIX Systems Support,
<firstname.lastname@example.org> CPR Technical Support,
Phone: +61 3 634 2112 ITG, Telecom Australia.