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[Nmh-workers] Re: nmh 1.2 is released

From: Bill Wohler
Subject: [Nmh-workers] Re: nmh 1.2 is released
Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2005 14:53:23 -0800
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Igor Sobrado <address@hidden> writes:

> Seriously, I hope that the tarballs for nmh-1.2 will be available
> from ftp://ftp.mhost.com/ too.

That's extra work with potentially little or no payoff.

>                               I do not like a lot using a browser
> to download the nmh source code.

Try wget, curl.

>                                       http://www.nongnu.org/ is good
> for communication between developers and to provide a description
> of nmh to first-time users, but anyone that likes MH/nmh will
> enjoy an anonymous FTP server for downloading it too.

You perhaps, but not anyone. Certainly not me. I prefer the browser
interface. I'll use wget over ftp any day. If SourceForge didn't
require the use of ftp to upload tarballs to incoming, I'd delete
ncftp from my system.

I definitely don't run any ftp servers. Unnecessary security risk. The
servers tend to be older, with lots of buffer overflow bugs that are
going unpatched since folks are busy using newer things.

You're welcome to volunteer to maintain the nmh tarballs at
ftp.mhost.com although in that case I would *definitely* include
checksums for safety.

Bill Wohler <address@hidden>  http://www.newt.com/wohler/  GnuPG ID:610BD9AD
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