[EXT] Re: tinytex "signature verification error"

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Fri Nov 19 21:56:50 CET 2021

On 2021-11-19 at 12:54:37 +0000, Philip Taylor (Royal Holloway) wrote:

 > How reliable is the algorithm, Zdeněk ?  I ask because a
 > "traceroute" to mirror.ctan.org takes me to comedy.dante.de,
 > whereas anorien.csc.warwick.ac.uk, mirror.ox.ac.uk and
 > ftp.heanet.ie<ftp://ftp.heanet.ie> are all physically closer ...
 > C:\Windows\System32>tracert mirror.ctan.org

Dear Phil,
tracert (or traceroute on Unix) is simply the wrong tool.

mirror.ctan.org and comedy.dante.de is actually one and the same
machine (IP, the machine which redirects your requests.
What traceroute returns is *not* the machine you are directed to.

When I enter


in the URL field of my web browser several times successively I'm
directed to


Please try yourself.  I'm confident that you're redirected to a mirror
nearby too.


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