tug.ctan.org now at utah

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Wed Jan 23 17:53:25 CET 2013

Hello TeX folk,

The host tug.ctan.org now resolves to the new official North American
redistribution site at the University of Utah, thanks to
long-time TeX stalwart Nelson Beebe, Pieter Bowman, and their
institution's support.

So, folks in North America (and maybe elsewhere) should consider
tug.ctan.org when using an explicit CTAN host.  By rsync:

rsync is by far the most efficient way to do transfers, but of course
the site is also available by ftp and http:


The Utah site is itself updated hourly, so there is no worry about stale

As a reminder, there is the generic redirector
which should go to an up-to-date and "nearby" host.  We recommend using
this url in articles, mailing list posts, etc., to better balance
CTAN traffic.  For example,

Great thanks also to Jim Hefferon for years of hosting the master
North American mirror of (and participating in) CTAN
at St. Michael's College.


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