[racket-dev] Connection issue with the "Infogroep" mirror

From: Matthew Flatt (mflatt at cs.utah.edu)
Date: Wed May 28 10:31:56 EDT 2014

Yes. Please use rsync from "mirror.racket-lang.org" instead of

We moved "download.racket-lang.org" to an S3-hosted site, while
"mirror.racket-lang.org" refers to the machine that
"download.racket-lang.org" refers to. In other words, we had to split
names to distinguish between the web site and the mirror-supporting

FWIW, I tried to send mail to the contact that we have listed for
"http://racket.infogroep.be/" when we made the change. I'll coordinate
with you to make sure we have the right contact for the future.


At Sun, 25 May 2014 17:35:57 +0200, Sam Vervaeck wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm one of the new server administrators of the "Infogroep" server that 
> mirrors the racket executables at http://download.racket-lang.org. For a 
> while now I'm getting log messages saying that rsync is no longer able 
> to connect to download.racket-lang.org (timeout error). I've tried to 
> test the most basic things (DNS reachable, firewall, etc.) and I 
> discoverd that the server is reachable over HTTP but not with 
> rsync/pinging. I get the same results on my local machine on a different 
> network.
> So my question is: has something changed in the infrastructure of the 
> download server at racket-lang.org? If so, could you please send us the 
> new connection parameters that need to be used to keep in sync with the 
> latest releases?
> Thanks in advance,
> Sam
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