{distfiles,packages,rsync,trac}.macports.org are back up (eom)

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Thu Nov 27 11:01:47 PST 2014

On Thu, 27 Nov 2014, Rainer Müller wrote:

> > Out of curiosity, why this sudden instability?
> This is something the server admins at Mac OS Forge should answer and I 
> added them to CC in this message.

Thanks; it's not a good look for those new to MacPorts.

> I saw multiple reports due to unreachable servers over the last weeks. 
> We either need to stop that from happening or make the sync/selfupdate 
> process more reliable with an automatic fallback to other mirrors.

Which reminds me: I erred in a previous post about Mac/FreeBSD ports 
recovering in the face of "helpful" ISPs interfering with the DNS; FreeBSD 
merely keeps trawling through a local list (updated every so often) until 
it gets a bite, ignoring any silly responses along the way.

I really must set up my own name server, instead of relying upon my broken 
ISP (they are The Phone Company, after all, and own all of the 

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