Apple/Safari being picky about redirects for CTAN mirrors
petra at ctan.org
Wed May 1 11:44:05 CEST 2019
glad that there is no acute problem for _you_ at the moment.
On Wed 01 May 2019 at 11:00:03 +0200 Mojca Miklavec <mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
> Another clarification: this is only a problem in specific geographic
> locations where the mirror would point to ftp.
That's the other big issue: Geolocation ...
CTAN's mirror redirector software was written ages ago, by an
author who is now long dead. It is based on an outdated database
format (for the geoip data) and does not support IPv6.
In short: Most probably a complete rewrite would be needed —
but by whom?
So if anyone feels they would have time and knowledge enough
to write a new redirector to be integrated into our website,
_please_ get in touch with ctan at ctan.org.
Many thanks in advance!
All the best,
Petra (from the CTAN team)
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