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From Rory O'Farrell <ofarr...@iol.ie>
Subject Re: Reporting a problem with the OpenOffice website
Date Thu, 13 Feb 2014 00:23:45 GMT
On Wed, 12 Feb 2014 14:09:01 -0500
Donald Whytock <dwhytock@apache.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 1:48 PM, Andrea Pescetti <pescetti@apache.org>wrote:
> 
> > Donald Whytock wrote:
> >
> >> http://openoffice.org  should NOT redirect to anything. Please let us
> >> know
> >> if this did happen.
> >> http://heanet.dl.sourceforge.net/  is NOT an OpenOffice address, and did
> >> not
> >> work when I tried it.
> >>
> >
> > To avoid confusion: when you download from the official site (i.e. when
> > you click the "Download" button in http://www.openoffice.org/
> > download/index.html ) you are, in a sense, "redirected" to SourceForge,
> > since the binary file is downloaded from there. And the download will
> > appear to come from something.dl.sourceforge.net (in Europe I've often
> > see heanet.dl.sourceforge.net and several others).
> >
> > So there are no problems with this "redirection". This is what happens for
> > a genuine download from the official page.
> >
> > Regards,
> >   Andrea.
> >
> 
> Sorry for the alarm, then.  I clicked on the link and got a Sourceforge
> page that said, "Whoops, we can't find that page."  I thought the worst,
> that someone had managed to spoof the site to a Sourceforge project of
> their own.
> 
> Don

heanet is one of the Irish Higher Education Authority servers, which offer a mirror service.
They are my local mirror service for many projects and I've always found them reliable (no
intrusive addons). Of course, the usual download security should be used.

-- 
Rory O'Farrell <ofarrwrk@iol.ie>

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