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#1 2007-10-29 18:27:43

mianka
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BELNET repository bananas.

Since a few days the "ftp.belnet.be" mirror requires an id and pw, which I do not have.
Maybe time to look somewhere else.(Skynet?)

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#2 2007-10-29 18:46:45

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Re: BELNET repository bananas.

I've moved to surfnet for that reason, a pitty though, I downloaded from belnet at >1000kbps .

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#3 2007-10-29 20:36:42

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Re: BELNET repository bananas.

Hey, same problem, but just found this on http://www.belnet.be/en/nieuws2.php?upn … euwsnr=417:

BELNET FTP server upgrade

For years, the BELNET FTP server (ftp.belnet.be) has been the reference as electronic archives for publicly available software and documents. More than 2 terabytes of data is downloaded daily.

The FTP server is presently being upgraded. Supported by a SAN infrastructure, storage capacity is being substantially upgraded (from 3.5 Tbytes to 30 Tbytes). The network connectivity of the FTP server is being increased to 10 Gbits/s. Finally, a cluster of a 10 front-end machines is being installed to function as user interface.

The updated FTP server infrastructure will be operational by the end of this year.

smile:):):)

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#4 2007-10-29 21:37:11

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Re: BELNET repository bananas.

I couldn't imagine them going away anyway. They've simply been too serious about it, friggin big SUN servers, rsync... way to go.


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#5 2007-10-29 23:03:09

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Re: BELNET repository bananas.

Thanks for the heads-up. I have sent a mail to their support address asking for clarification, and I will post here if/when I get a response.

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#6 2007-10-29 23:11:48

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Re: BELNET repository bananas.

I was a bit surprised too to see pacman bork last night... Switched to a Dutch server too.


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#7 2007-10-29 23:37:11

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Re: BELNET repository bananas.

Im in the UK and always used belnet for everything, cant wait to get back to it.

In the meantime, whats an alternative with similar speeds?


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#8 2007-10-30 00:22:42

mianka
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Re: BELNET repository bananas.

Thank you for the clarification, Eradest.
To Ramses DN,I am living in B3000-Leuven

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#9 2007-10-30 01:00:06

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Re: BELNET repository bananas.

mianka wrote:

Thank you for the clarification, Eradest.
To Ramses DN,I am living in B3000-Leuven

Nice, we're in the same city then smile Do you live there all the time or are you a student?

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#10 2007-10-30 01:26:00

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Re: BELNET repository bananas.

Crooksey wrote:

Im in the UK and always used belnet for everything, cant wait to get back to it.

In the meantime, whats an alternative with similar speeds?

you might try one of the regional mirrors for the UK listed on the http://archlinux.org/download/ page.


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#11 2007-10-30 07:59:16

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Re: BELNET repository bananas.

+1

i was also using belnet since my university is connected through their network, and it worked very well, with very high download speeds.

for the moment, i have uncommented surfnet.nl (which is afaik the dutch equivalent of belnet) mirror in my pacman.d


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#12 2007-10-30 10:17:08

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Re: BELNET repository bananas.

Reply from Belnet Support:

Hello Tom,

We are currently facing a hardware problem with
our ftp server we are working hard on it to put
online again.

Regards

Philippe Van Hecke.

Crooksey - thanks to floke, there is a new UK mirror that you can try. You could also look at heanet, which is probably as close to you as belnet.

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#13 2007-10-30 11:09:46

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Re: BELNET repository bananas.

cactus wrote:
Crooksey wrote:

Im in the UK and always used belnet for everything, cant wait to get back to it.

In the meantime, whats an alternative with similar speeds?

you might try one of the regional mirrors for the UK listed on the http://archlinux.org/download/ page.

There only used to be one, incedently that didnt work.

But there seems to be two now, ill try it out.


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#14 2007-10-30 23:06:34

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Re: BELNET repository bananas.

tomk wrote:

Reply from Belnet Support:

Hello Tom,

We are currently facing a hardware problem with
our ftp server we are working hard on it to put
online again.

Regards

Philippe Van Hecke.

Crooksey - thanks to floke, there is a new UK mirror that you can try. You could also look at heanet, which is probably as close to you as belnet.

Thanks, tomk.

Could you share the support email adress for belnet.be ?


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#15 2007-10-31 09:38:04

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Re: BELNET repository bananas.

i think it's support@belnet.be ;-)


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#16 2007-10-31 14:10:26

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Re: BELNET repository bananas.

Correct

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#17 2007-11-05 21:15:00

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Re: BELNET repository bananas.

ftp.belnet.be is up again, but most of mirror folders are still empty, including the archlinux one.

It looks like they are busy resyncing (currently they are working in gentoo) so we should be able to switch back soon.


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#18 2007-11-05 21:17:37

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Re: BELNET repository bananas.

Good! I do miss my > 1 MBps pacman syncs sad.


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#19 2007-11-06 10:07:23

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Re: BELNET repository bananas.

The arch directories have started to fill, shouldn't be long now.

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#20 2007-11-07 15:11:20

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Re: BELNET repository bananas.

resync seems to be complete, just edited my pacman.d files back to belnet and it works fine smile

Last edited by Eradest (2007-11-07 15:12:22)

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#21 2007-11-07 16:51:23

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Re: BELNET repository bananas.

Only unstable and testing are still missing, but I guess those will be back there pretty soon.

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#22 2007-11-08 00:18:20

mianka
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Re: BELNET repository bananas.

So I will wait a moment until all is back on track.

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