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Old 01-16-2006, 02:59 AM   #1
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http vs. ftp?

Hello everybody!
I've got 'Mandriva 2006' download version on my pc and im trying to get everything upto date and configured properly. the thing is, I dont have a clue about which repositories are best for me. What is the difference between http and ftp and which one should i be adding to my media manager?
Im going to try the urpmi web sight as well.

my other problem at the moment is, im failing each time i try to add a repository that '' gave me for purchasing a 'silver club membership'. I guess its a repository that only members have access to but it does not work! Any info on this?

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It does not matter for you, either HTTP or FTP.
Old 01-16-2006, 07:32 AM   #4
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The main difference for practical purposes might be if you're behind a firewall and only certain ports are open - you might find that one of http and/or ftp works, and the other doesn't. Though for everyday purposes, you're unlikely to see any difference.

I tend to prefer ftp since it's, you know, a protocol for transferring files, and you'd be hard-pressed to call binary packages hypertext...
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I see! Thank You Very much!


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