Mirror unpacks distfile before sending
macportsusers-20171215 at billmail.scconsult.com
Wed Apr 3 04:21:24 UTC 2019
On 2 Apr 2019, at 23:45, Dave Allured - NOAA Affiliate via
> I have never before seen this sort of fradulent behavior, silent
> from either an http hosted data site, or the curl command. Can anyone
> confirm this weird download behavior from that facebook.net mirror?
> there an alternate explanation?
It sounds like the mirror may have a wrong-ish implementation of HTTP
Compression. (See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_compression) I've
seen similar oddness dependent on the client request headers.
This might be something to bring to the attention of Facebook or GNU,
since that's a GNU mirror.
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