Re: ftp cvs.r-project.org

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Subject: Re: ftp cvs.r-project.org
From: Prof Brian Ripley (ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk)
Date: Tue 23 Nov 1999 - 03:54:09 EST


Message-Id: <199911221754.RAA11594@toucan.stats.ox.ac.uk>

> Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 12:37:34 -0500
> From: Paul Gilbert <pgilbert@bank-banque-canada.ca>
>
> At home my system just waits to timeout, but at work I can break out and
> I get the message "Service not available, remote server has closed the
> connection." Are you sure you don't have some special priveldges coming
> from an "r-project.org" domain? Certainly ftp could be set up for that.

Well, I am not coming from one, and it works for me. Indeed, as I am
behind a compulsory proxy, it is not me that the Wisconsin machine sees
but a UK public proxy machine. Connections to Wisconsin from here are
extremely slow today, and I have had lots of problems with timeouts to
that machine on other days. It might be worth trying on another day.

Using http with wget is probably a quicker route, as http is a more
flexible protocol.

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Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
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