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From Donald Whytock <dwhyt...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Problem accessing web site
Date Fri, 05 Jul 2013 14:28:54 GMT
On Thu, Jul 4, 2013 at 6:27 PM, Marcus (OOo) <marcus.mail@wtnet.de> wrote:

> Am 07/04/2013 11:05 PM, schrieb Kay Schenk:
>
>  On Thu, Jul 4, 2013 at 1:34 PM, Dave Fisher<dave2wave@comcast.net>
>>  wrote:
>>
>>
>>> On Jul 4, 2013, at 8:18 AM, Pedro Marquez wrote:
>>>
>>>  Dear Sir:
>>>>
>>>> I´ve been trying to download the OpenOffice software from:
>>>> http://www.openoffice.org/es/**descargar/<http://www.openoffice.org/es/descargar/>
>>>>
>>>> However, it always respond with:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>  http://sourceforge.net/**projects/openofficeorg.mirror/**
>>> files/localized/es/3.4<http://sourceforge.net/projects/openofficeorg.mirror/files/localized/es/3.4>
>>> .
>>>
>>>> 1/Apache_OpenOffice_**incubating_3.4.1_Win_x86_**
>>>> install_es.exe/download
>>>>
>>>> Server not found
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> I´ve asked to my systems administrator about, and he tells me that the
>>>> security system “Fortinet” we use blocks it. What can I do?
>>>>
>>>
>>> (1) You can download from here:
>>>
>>> http://www.apache.org/dist/**incubator/ooo/files/localized/**es/3.4.1/<http://www.apache.org/dist/incubator/ooo/files/localized/es/3.4.1/>
>>>
>>> But you don't get the mirror system offered by sourceforge.net to our
>>> project (and many other non-Apache.)
>>>
>>> (2) Ask Fortinet or your admin to whitelist sourceforge.net.
>>>
>>> ----
>>>
>>> Marcus/Kay - Have we thought more about offering downloads from the
>>> Apache
>>> Mirror system for these exceptional cases?
>>>
>>
> No, up to today there were really just very few complains about downloads
> that do not work due to network restrictions of companies or ISPs.
>
> But ...
>
>
>  Well, we can certainly think about it now. Marcus is really the lead in
>> this. Maybe it would be as simple as changing the description of the
>> alternate link from:
>>
>> *Get all platforms, languages, language packs*
>>
>> to
>>
>> *Problems downloading? Get all platforms, languages, language packs.*
>>
>>
>> and offer
>>
>> http://www.apache.org/dist<htt**p://www.apache.org/dist/**
>> incubator/ooo/files/localized/**es/3.4.1/<http://www.apache.org/dist/incubator/ooo/files/localized/es/3.4.1/>
>> >
>>
>> as another alternative...somewhere
>>
>
> ... yes, somewhere else is good because the green box is already full
> enough of additional links, of course IMHO. :-)
>
> I could think of a section on the "other.html" webpage:
>
> - Another entry in the TOC
> - Some text and link to the Apache server below the tables
> - Additionally a link on the main download webpage,
>  in link bar on the right
>
>
>  It's good that you sent this. I for one had forgotten that we need to
>> change this link off "incubator" for 4.0. It needs to be added to our 4.0
>> tasks.
>>
>
> Too late ;-) , it's already gone as we can see with the current snapshot
> builds.
>
> Marcus
>
>
>
The set of Apache mirrors offers different domains and domain types, some
of which might be more easily reached through restrictive firewalls.  At my
company I'm able to download from SourceForge but some other
open/public/shareware/freeware sites are blocked.  Plus, some businesses
are blocked but university domains are generally reachable.  So, yes,
getting on the Apache mirrors might make AOO more accessible for
downloading.

Don

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