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From Niclas Hedhman <nic...@hedhman.org>
Subject Re: Captcha on Apache mirror
Date Wed, 06 May 2015 00:49:58 GMT
I am still getting it... :-/

On Tue, May 5, 2015 at 8:49 PM, Rich Bowen <rbowen@rcbowen.com> wrote:

>
>
> On 05/05/2015 08:36 AM, Konstantin Kolinko wrote:
>
>> 2015-05-05 5:37 GMT+03:00 Niclas Hedhman <niclas@hedhman.org>:
>>
>>> I just tried to download Maven and randomly selected a download mirror;
>>>
>>> http://apache.petsads.us/maven/maven-3/3.3.3/binaries/apache-maven-3.3.3-bin.tar.gz
>>>
>>> But get presented with a captcha, and I think that is not
>>> expected/allowed
>>> since it might break automated tools.
>>>
>>>
>> Good question.
>>
>> For information:
>>
>> The captcha on that site is shown by CloudFlare, that serves as a
>> proxy for them,
>> https://www.cloudflare.com/5xx-error-landing
>>
>> Maybe there was a reason for it.
>>
>> http://www.apache.org/info/how-to-mirror.html
>> "How to become a mirror" - does not say anything about captchas,
>> though it says "Your mirror must not be shown "inside" another site
>> using, for instance, frames."
>>
>
>
> Pretty sure that
>
> You must not modify the mirrored tree in any way. In particular,
> HEADER.html and README.html files must not be altered or removed ; see
> below for adding sponsor information.
>
> covers this behavior.
>
> The reason that the site doesn't mention captchas was that the term didn't
> exist when this document was written. However, "modify" is general enough
> that it's covered.
>
> For whatever it's worth, I don't get a captcha at that URL - I get the
> expected file. Probably some transitory problem that has since cleared up.
>
>
> --
> Rich Bowen - rbowen@rcbowen.com - @rbowen
> http://apachecon.com/ - @apachecon
>



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