Is Macports down?

Daniel J. Luke dluke at
Tue Mar 7 15:59:56 UTC 2017

On Mar 7, 2017, at 10:55 AM, Dave Horsfall <dave at> wrote:
> On Tue, 7 Mar 2017, Dave Horsfall wrote:
> A posting on an unrelated subject reminded me about something: I recently 
> upgraded my broadband service from ADSL (copper) to fibre, and a new 
> router was supplied.  I've since discovered that the router (a Sagemcomm 
> F at st 5355), get this, *does not pass outbound UDP packets*!  (And I cannot 
> configure its firewall to do so.)  So things like NTP and TRACEROUTE etc 
> are stuffed...

DNS uses udp (and some tcp). I'd be really surprised if it blocked /all/ udp packets (and if so, I would get my provider to replace it or let me replace it with something that didn't suck).

> So, my question is: is UDP used anywhere in the update process?

The rsync itself uses tcp

Daniel J. Luke

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