[OS X TeX] CTAN primary nodes have big problems with MacTeX traffic
jschrod at acm.org
Tue Mar 27 09:08:43 EDT 2007
I would like to let you know that the primary CTAN nodes have big
problems with the volume of MacTeX downloads. Please, please,
please: If you download, use the multiplexer link on
http://www.tug.org/mactex/ and *not* one of the direct CTAN links.
We have over a hundred mirrors, please let's utilize them.
In the last 12 hours alone, ftp.dante.de already had more than 60 GB
of MacTeX traffic, even though we throttled the bandwidth already to
reduce the load. We will now disallow downloads from sites with
unresolvable IP addresses, as a last resort. This month, we will
have again more than 3 TB traffic, which starts to be a real problem
for us. (Our hosting contract includes only 2.5 TB traffic per
month.) Cambridge is threatening to turn off its (primary!) CTAN
node if we don't get the traffic under control.
So, please help to spread the word: Use the multiplexer link to
reduce the overload of the primary hosts.
For the CTAN team,
(I will follow this thread on the ML, and try to answer.)
Joachim Schrod Email: jschrod at acm.org
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