Subject: Re: pkg/8160
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com>
From: Webmaster Jim <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/07/1999 08:46:53
On Sat, Aug 07, 1999 at 02:35:00PM +0200, Rene Hexel wrote:
> Webmaster Jim wrote:
> > The pgp5 distfile is not on ftp.netbsd.org
> This is due to the following lines that can be found in the Makefile
> of the package:
> RESTRICTED= "Cryptographic software"
> IIRC, the reason for this are U.S. copyright and export restrictions
> that restrict exporting cryptographic software from the U.S. and forbid
> importing the patented (in the U.S.!) RSA algorithm that is part of the
> pgpi software.
That makes sense. However, the command "make fetch-list" produces
ftp.netbsd.org as a location of the distfile, which seems to me
incorrect and time-wasting. Unfortunately, I don't have a suggestion on
fixing this :-(.
> > As far as name lookup, there is something else wrong besides my
> > [...]
> > 05:04:29/jim> nslookup ftp.pgpi.com
> > *** res1.pa.vix.com can't find ftp.pgpi.com: Non-existent host/domain
> Weird. Here is what I get:
> rh> nslookup ftp.pgpi.com
> Server: ns1.telekabel.at
> Address: 188.8.131.52
> Non-authoritative answer:
> Name: dromi.ifi.uio.no
> Address: 184.108.40.206
> Aliases: ftp.pgpi.com, ftp.ifi.uio.no
> I get the same from several other name servers as well. Anyway, to
> remove that single point of failure (all sites being within "pgpi.com"),
> I have now inserted a couple of additional download sites into the
> package's Makefile that are not part of "pgpi.com". Be patient,
> however, it might take the ftp server a few hours to catch up on the
> latest pkgsrc (anoncvs might be a bit faster here).
Ok thanks! The name resolution is well outside the original problem
report, but I will pursue it via other channels.
Marvin the Paranoid Android says:
You realise this is going to be a complete waste of time don't you?