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Re: [PATCH] * hurd/translator/httpfs.mdwn: added a link to sitemaps.org.

From: Joshua Branson
Subject: Re: [PATCH] * hurd/translator/httpfs.mdwn: added a link to sitemaps.org.
Date: Mon, 22 May 2023 13:21:34 -0400
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Sergey Bugaev <bugaevc@gmail.com> writes:

> On Mon, May 22, 2023 at 6:50 PM jbranso@dismail.de <jbranso@dismail.de> wrote:
>> +- Teach httpfs to check if the computer has an internet connection at
>> +  startup and during operation.  The translator causes 30 second
>> +  pauses on commands like "ls", when the internet is down.  It is
>> +  probably better to teach libnetfs to test for internet connectivity.
> Why?
> libnetfs, despite its name, has nothing to do with the network. In
> fact, it is designed in such a way that is nice for writing
> "pseudo-filesystems", but not really suitable for *network*
> filesystems. A more appropriate name for libnetfs would be
> libpseudofs. It is possible to write network filesystems based on
> libnetfs (as httpfs demonstrates), but it's not optimized for that,
> and many issues start to pop up once you try to. Some day I will write
> a long email detailing why :)

Thanks for the explanation!  I'll make some tweaks to this patch and
send again.

> Sergey


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