[EXT] Re: tinytex "signature verification error"

Philip Taylor (Royal Holloway) P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Fri Nov 19 22:13:06 CET 2021

On 19/11/2021 20:56, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:

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.

OK, understood. So (strictly speaking)

mirror.ctan.org [...] automatically finds a server closest to you.

is not true, but :

https://mirror.ctan.org [...] automatically finds a server closest to you.

would be.  I.e., the "finding of the closest server" is not a function of the DNS but of the server response to an http(s) request initially sent to mirror.ctan.org.  Would you agree with that ?
** Phil.

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