To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Arne H. Juul <email@example.com>
Date: 04/11/1996 19:38:02
> I ended up ftping it from ftp.weird.com. (Greg Woods)
> I went through the archie exercise yesterday.
> The freebsd ftp sites seem to just have patch files and edited make
> files in the ports directories. And no pointers to the original
> Some of the other sites that archie found weren't open for business.
Ah, you're using the wrong archie server then :-)
Seriously, most archie servers have a lot of old data, which IMNSHO
is a bigger problem than *missing* data (though that's a problem too,
of course). But, don't despair:
chur:/tmp:(505)$ archie -h archie.unit.no -l -s bonnie.tar |
egrep -vi 'freebsd|linux'
19960311235500Z 142713 ftp.hal.com /incoming/bonnie.tar.Z
19921105003200Z 9717 ftp.cevis.uni-bremen.de /comp/benchmarks/bonnie.tar.gz
19921105003200Z 9717 ftp.uni-trier.de /pub/benchmarks/bonnie/bonnie.tar.gz
19940304000000Z 21386 eecs.nwu.edu /pub/Bonnie.tar.Z
19910923003200Z 17862 ftp.funet.fi /pub/unix/benchmarks/bonnie.tar.Z
19940224000000Z 14202 ftp.inria.fr /system/benchmark/Bonnie.tar.Z
19910402000000Z 14202 ra.nrl.navy.mil /rcd/Bonnie.tar.Z
19940224000000Z 14202 ftp.sunet.se /pub/benchmark/Bonnie/Bonnie.tar.Z
(Lots of hits with freebsd in them, too, of course).
This server has most of its data newer than 4 days, and nothing older
than 24 March. And it has a much bigger dataset than other archie servers.
And, of course, it runs on NetBSD ... :-)
More info on:
Just a friendly "commercial",
- Arne H. J.