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FS#7006 - Supported protocols on mirrors page

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Simon Malinge (Tapi) - Wednesday, 25 April 2007, 18:44 GMT
Last edited by Dusty Phillips (Dusty) - Monday, 13 July 2009, 22:53 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Web Sites
Status Closed
Assigned To Dusty Phillips (Dusty)
Simo Leone (neotuli)
Dan McGee (toofishes)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 0.8 Voodoo
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Since has been throttled, I think it could be useful for Arch users to specify which protocols are supported by each mirror on the download mirrors page ( Something like : United States FTP HTTP France FTP HTTP RSYNC
Since there are not too much mirrors, it could be possible to contact each mirror's admin. And, why not, temporarily write something like <unspecified> or <waiting for response> next to mirrors whose admin didn't answer yet...
What do you think ?
This task depends upon

Closed by  Dusty Phillips (Dusty)
Monday, 13 July 2009, 22:53 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  I did some cleanup on the mirror list page that incorporated this change. The template code looks like a walt whitman poem (random line breaks in all the wrong places), but the user interface is niclier.
Comment by eliott (cactus) - Tuesday, 04 September 2007, 07:03 GMT
If you can gather all the information needed and put it into a table, I would be more than willing to update that page accordingly.
Comment by Roman Kyrylych (Romashka) - Thursday, 06 September 2007, 11:04 GMT
All up to date information about mirrors is available at
Comment by eliott (cactus) - Thursday, 06 September 2007, 15:14 GMT
Should we not just link to that page then?
Comment by Roman Kyrylych (Romashka) - Thursday, 06 September 2007, 15:27 GMT
Yeah, we can just add something like 'You can also download ISOs via FTP/HTTP/rsync from /iso/ directory on <a href="">mirrors</a>'
to instead of incomplete and outdated mirrorlist.
Comment by eliott (cactus) - Saturday, 15 September 2007, 05:18 GMT
Sounds fine with me.
We should probably pose this to the dev-pub list...
Comment by Roman Kyrylych (Romashka) - Sunday, 16 September 2007, 10:59 GMT
Comment by eliott (cactus) - Thursday, 01 November 2007, 07:31 GMT
This has fallen by the wayside a bit lately, as other things have come up.
However, it is still on my tasklist, and still on my radar for implementation.

Now that the mirror list has moved out of the filesystem and into the database, future refactoring should be a bit easier.
Comment by Roman Kyrylych (Romashka) - Saturday, 09 February 2008, 15:59 GMT
just a reminder ;)
Comment by Simo Leone (neotuli) - Saturday, 17 May 2008, 10:03 GMT
Quick poke here, most of this info is actually in the database now, it just isn't displayed anywhere nice and pretty.
Comment by Dusty Phillips (Dusty) - Monday, 23 June 2008, 21:59 GMT
Its going to require a small db refactor because the current mirrors model wouldn't allow us to have different urls for the same mirrors.

eg: the gatech mirror uses for ftp and for http.

I may close this with #10688 and create a new ticket to completely redefine the mirrors interface.
Comment by Glenn Matthys (RedShift) - Saturday, 06 December 2008, 10:25 GMT
Status: not implemented.
Comment by Dan McGee (toofishes) - Sunday, 08 February 2009, 01:39 GMT
This is all taken care of in the new mirror listing model.
Comment by Greg (dolby) - Friday, 13 February 2009, 13:49 GMT
This is fixed. Can it maybe be implemented differently? Now theres 2 entries for a mirror supporting HTTP & FTP. eg. (http) & the second one (ftp)
Can it changed to eg. (HTTP) (FTP) in 1 line?
Comment by Dusty Phillips (Dusty) - Friday, 13 February 2009, 14:12 GMT
yeah, I'll try to update it next month.
Comment by Dieter Plaetinck (Dieter_be) - Tuesday, 17 March 2009, 21:32 GMT
I think this becomes moot if mirrorbrain gets through (