Restructuring Efforts

Gabriel Paubert paubert at
Thu Feb 18 13:47:35 EST 1999

On Wed, 17 Feb 1999, Douglas Godfrey wrote:

> This sounds like a case for snail mail. If someone at one of the mirror
> sites has a CD-ROM burner and can burn a CD from the current CVS tree
> once a month. $5.00 plus $2.00 shipping and handling for a CD is probably
> less than the Phone connection time charges to download the new updates
> at 20 bytes/sec.

I'm on the education/research network so I don't pay for the connection. 
And I often download between 3 and 5am like now when I'm up at the
telescope, it's so much faster (up to 100kB/s). 

I don't know why but I feel like discriminated when the net approaches its
saturation level :-). Strange enough, I have reasonably fast connection to
the rest of Europe but the U.S. during daytime is simply hopeless (and the
U.K. too, but traceroute enlighetened me once showing that the shortest
path between Holland and London goes through New York and Washington, and
that my notions of geography were hopelessly antiquated ;-))

However, my main point is that I am not going back to using vger under any
circumstances (hmmm... if there were an incentive of a few million bucks,
I might reconsider my position ;-))


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