On apturls and repositories

Christopher Chan christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Tue Jun 9 07:14:39 UTC 2009

Derek Broughton wrote:
> Vincenzo Ciancia wrote:
>> Il giorno sab, 06/06/2009 alle 23.55 -0400, Martin Owens ha scritto:
>>> Is it? I didn't think is was the port that defined the protocol but
>>> the
>>> nature of the messages sent over the connection. The port is a default
>>> but not a requirement, like ssh or ftp.
> For heaven's sake, I presented the evidence.  Split hairs if you must.  The 
> simple fact is that many keyservers support requests on port 80, and 
> keyserver.ubuntu.com doesn't for reasons that can make no technical sense.
Ah, that is to make things challenging to push out Ubuntu in business 
environments just like how the Kubuntu team decided to pull the rug on 
KDE3.5.x after Hardy. Oh wait, Ubuntu is for home users only right?

Sorry, could not resist. I cannot help but notice that it appears many 
Ubuntu/Kubuntu users seem to not understand what is going on with 

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