On Wed, Oct 08, 2003 at 02:22:44PM -0300, Daniel C. Sobral wrote:
I think it is redundant since the files are living in /pub/FreeBSD.
If you move them someplace where FreeBSD it no longer part of the
namespace, then sure, it probably makes sense for you to add FreeBSD
back into the name.
Well, you are thinking of FTP. Jo?o is referring to P2P applications,
No I'm not, I specifically told the poster that he should rename them
if he takes them out of the FTP namespace. I was thinking exactly of
some of which are particularly well suited to the fast distribution on
very large files, and in those the concept of the "directory" the files
are in may be non-existent.
Yep, that's why I told him to add 'FreeBSD' to the namespace of his
app if he takes it out of FTP.
The directory hierarchy is far long enough, and the filenames are also
quite long. If anything I think we should be optimizing the other
way, to make them less redundant and easier for FTP browsers to find.
Any kind of FTP<->P2P gateway needs to translate names appropriately.
It would be trivial for a script to take some of the information from
the FTP directory and use it in the P2P namespace. Every peice of
information does not need to be duplicated in both the path and the
filename in order to save 5 minutes of time for the handful of people
setting up such systems.