Peter Dalgaard BSA
27 May 2002 16:44:45 +0200
Douglas Bates <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Paul Gilbert <email@example.com> writes:
> > Is anyone else have trouble with links to CRAN, R, R-CRAN, etc. at
> > <ftp://cvs.r-project.org/pub/> ?
> Curious. I fixed up those directories and restarted the ftp server on
> the machine that serves as cvs.r-project.org. Now I can reach those
> directories via an ftp client (ncftp) but not via a web browser
> (netscape). I'm not sure why.
> The same file system is available as
> I would recommend using that URL instead of ftp://cvs.r-project.org/
> for an http client. A less desirable alternative is to notice that
> the names /pub/CRAN, /pub/R, and /pub/R-CRAN are all symbolic links to
> /pub/e19/CRAN and to use
> I'm not sure why a web browser cannot follow the symbolic link but an
> ftp client can. I would have thought this would be determined by the
> server, not by the client. Can anyone suggest why the symbolic links
> do not work for netscape?
No, and it appears to be Netscape-specific too. Mozilla follows the
links OK. (The form of the link - relative/absolute - appears to be
irrelevant, so my first guess was wrong.)
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