[sword-devel] Oops! eBible.org repository rebuilding, now.
Michael at eBible.org
Thu Dec 30 02:16:17 EST 2021
Aloha! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
While setting up a new workstation, it seems I failed to get osis2mod
installed when I thought I did. Consequently, with my last rebuild of
the Bible sites, instead of updating Sword modules, their contents got
deleted. The process is running again to rebuild all modules from the
latest source files, which should be completed within 24 hours if all
Also of note, due to a bad case of bit rot, I have shut down use of my
ftp server EXCEPT for the Sword repository. By bit rot, I mean that all
major browsers have now dropped support for FTP for (valid) security
reasons. This made people think that the ftp site was down when it
actually was. Telling people to use Filezilla or a command line FTP
client instead is a pretty user hostile approach, so I changed all of my
internal links to https links instead. I strongly recommend that
everyone support HTTPS for Sword repositories at your earliest
convenience. For now, I'll support both HTTPS and FTP, but they are on
separate machines, and the HTTPS server is much faster.
(ftp://ftp.ebible.org/sword/ vs. https://ebible.org/sword/). HTTP
instead of HTTPS should work, now, too, but Google and others are trying
to strongly encourage replacing HTTP with HTTPS. Of course the People's
Republic of China has been known to block HTTPS but not HTTP sometimes,
because they want to see what traffic contains so they can censor it
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