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Old 26 May 2014, 01:08   #1
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What is happening with Aminet?

For about a couple of months I have been getting lots of issues accessing Aminet.

I usually use its web interface (www.aminet.net), and many times, like right now, it is down

Then, when online, there are some usability issues:
-Most downloads are redirected to aminet servers which are offline (2 out of 3 aprox.), which is really anoying.
-When trying to read the readme from the filelist in the description, I only get a full archive download, and not the txt file like before. And that happens if the issue above does not appear

It is really sad to see Aminet in such a state.
I know that FTP to a certain server might probably work with no issues, but then it would be great that the web interface could return to its former glory.
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Old 26 May 2014, 10:01   #2
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I've noticed this too - many mirrors give a 404 not found error.

Such a shame
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Old 26 May 2014, 10:13   #3
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Yes me too

Anyone mirrored the whole thing? How big is it?


I would love a site copy on a few blu-rays

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Old 26 May 2014, 10:18   #4
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Yes me too

Anyone mirrored the whole thing, how big is it.
I am now mirroring from an ftp site, but I dont know if it is one of the ones that had the entire archive. Doing it just in case Aminet dies forever

It seems to be just under 11GB
I just hope it is all
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Old 26 May 2014, 10:36   #5
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There are lots of ftp-server still online and available. i think the "frontend" is broken. some archives on ftp-servers based in the united states aren't accessable. someone has to fix the list of available mirrors.
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There are lots of ftp-server still online and available. i think the "frontend" is broken. some archives on ftp-servers based in the united states aren't accessable. someone has to fix the list of available mirrors.
I havenīt found lots of working servers, just three. And the worst thing is that mirror lists in the web seem pretty outdated
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Old 26 May 2014, 12:02   #7
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www.amiga-newss.de is down, too.
Maybe it's kind of related, as C.Gutjahr initialized the relaunch of aminet mirrors in 2005 or so.

Current servers available:

ftp.sunet.se/pub/aminet/
ftp.rz.uni-wuerzburg.de/pub/amiga/aminet/
ftp.cs.tu-berlin.de/pub/amiga/aminet/
ftp.uni-erlangen.de/pub/aminet/
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Maybe it's kind of related, as C.Gutjahr initialized the relaunch of aminet mirrors in 2005 or so.
Yes, Aminet and Amiga-News are on the same server. We're currently resurrecting it, the sites should be back online RSN.

Please do not make personal mirrors of Aminet, the archive itself is safe. All of our mirrors are donated by private individuals, universities or non-profit organisations whose ressources you are wasting by downloading 50 GB of stuff you'll never need.

The main server has been shaky for quite a while, we're going to move somewhere else soon. As for mirrors, I regularly check the mirrors in the database, but they're dying like flies these days (fortunately, we don't need them as urgently as we used to). I'll recheck once we're back online.

Edit: We're back online.

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