[tex-live] Re: TL iso images (?)

Roozbeh Pournader roozbeh@sharif.edu
Sat, 16 Nov 2002 10:09:19 +0330 (IRT)

On Fri, 15 Nov 2002, Kaja P. Christiansen wrote:

> The issue of accessing tlprod via http has come up on more than one
> occasion. Why not use ftp?

Because FTP has is not network friendly. It puts unnecessary network load
on the network, the server, and the client. This is specially important
for very large files. (The possiblity of a security breach of the server
because of a bad implementation is also higher, compared to solid http
servers like Apache.)