Bug 200327 - HTTP download for release images.
Summary: HTTP download for release images.
Status: Closed Works As Intended
Alias: None
Product: Services
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Core Infrastructure (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Many People
Assignee: Cluster Admin
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-05-19 14:09 UTC by Edward Tomasz Napierala
Modified: 2017-02-05 10:57 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Edward Tomasz Napierala freebsd_committer 2015-05-19 14:09:06 UTC
Apparently we still don't have a way to download release images over HTTP instead of FTP, and this causes problems - sometimes it's just weird (like, trying to download the image using Safari), sometimes it's a firewall that blocks FTP.
Comment 1 Glen Barber freebsd_committer 2015-08-04 17:18:15 UTC
If you look at the output of 'host -t cname ftp.freebsd.org', and it returns:
  ftp.freebsd.org is an alias for ftp.geo.freebsd.org.

then this is already resolved.

Not all mirrors have HTTP, in particular the mirrors admins@ do not have full control over.
Comment 2 Peter Wemm freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2015-08-05 05:12:29 UTC
All of the "ftp.freebsd.org" site is itself a cluster of mirrors.

It listens on ftp and http.  It doesn't listen on https, but in theory we could do that too.

As Glen said, we don't have any control over 3rd party mirrors.
Comment 3 Peter Wemm freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2015-08-05 16:59:05 UTC
In any case, they do support http, eg:

If this isn't mentioned (or isn't clear) then its a doc bug and could be updated over there.
Comment 4 commit-hook freebsd_committer 2017-02-05 10:57:11 UTC
A commit references this bug:

Author: allanjude
Date: Sun Feb  5 10:56:15 UTC 2017
New revision: 49926
URL: https://svnweb.freebsd.org/changeset/doc/49926

  Switch the download page to HTTPS instead of FTP

  PR:		200327
  Reported by:	trasz
  Reviewed by:	bcr
  Differential Revision:	https://reviews.freebsd.org/D3754