Subject: Re: international release of netbsd 1.1
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Alan Barrett <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/11/1995 22:31:20
Andrew Wheadon <email@example.com> said:
> > The person who runs ftp.internat.freebsd.org works in the office next
> > door to mine. He would be willing to run ftp.international.netbsd.org
> > on the same box, but some other folk would also need to give permission.
> This is certainly a nice offer which should be considered,
> It has obvious plus-points:
> 1) a working/tested site (not somebody doing it the first time.)
> 2) presumably .za (zouth africa, zaire, zamibia ?) is not covered
> by silly laws about cryptographie.
ZA is South Africa. We have plenty of silly laws here, and I have not
personally investigated the crypto laws, but I hear that the only vaguely
relevant law dates from the 1960s, has never been enforced, and relates to
the use of voice scrablers over public telephone networks and the sending
of telegrams in languages that the government can't easily understand.
> but it has one obvious drawback:
> 1) it's on a 256k-line and the ping times are between 1.5 and 2 seconds...
Yes. It might be possible to get the box moved to a better location, but
it would still be less than 1Mbps.
--apb (Alan Barrett)