Hello all archivists!
(I appologize for any dups, there where issues while sending)
This is going out on a broad scale to the last known admin contact address of sites we
are, or in the past have been, using as sources (and a few that did it the other way
around and used us as a source) for things we mirror(ed) on ftp.sunet.se. This include
things where we are not actively mirroring new content but the old is still intact, so
some of you may not have a clue of what I am talking about while others may be surprised
we're not long dead and gone :-)
Either way, this is an attempt to catch at least most of the ones who DO know of the
mirror at our site in order to inform you that it is going to end, not too long in the
future. Some of them have been "just working" without human interaction for
ages, so if you know of a more appropriate contact please let us know.
To the story;
After 20 years (although I've only been with it for the last 14) the end is near!
It has been decided to decommision the ftp.sunet.se (also known as archive.sunet.se in the
last half decade of so) with the process starting in September. It will be a rather slow
process, starting with mirrors where we know it exits good alternativs, giving the other
ones a bit more time to find a new home if needed (let us know). If you think we should
simply drop your mirrored files right away please let us know. If we are the only home
for you and you absolutely can not find an other then do the same and we will try to keep
them as long as possible.
Especially Linux (and perhaps BSD too?) distributions and services that provides our host
as an alternative during network installations or updates etc should remove it in order to
minimize the risk of end users getting caught with a bad state.
Finally I would like to take the opportunity to thank you all for the time past, and wich
you all the best for the future!
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