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Joseph Huber_1
Honored Contributor

Access to freeware directories

Until recently it was possible to browse the VMS freeware CDs on e.g. http://h71000.www7.hp.com/freeware/freeware80/foo/
It was handy to point people to some piece of software (many links in postings to this forum are now invalid too!).

Does anybody know why this happened ?
I know, thanks to mvb.saic.com and other archives it is still possible, but why the hell it is removed from the HP site ? 1 GB of disk space ?:-)
http://www.mpp.mpg.de/~huber
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labadie_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Access to freeware directories

Yes I have discovered that :-(

No, I would not call that an improvement...

There was a company that said "Customer satisfaction", but I can't remember its name...
Hoff
Honored Contributor

Re: Access to freeware directories

Interesting. Check the http headers for the web server answering at h71000.www7.hp.com. It's reporting itself as Microsoft-IIS/6.0. That's not what it used to be, IIRC. Donno if it's some sort of a web proxy or such, but there have clearly been some changes.

As for the general case with the Freeware, I have migrated over to the Freeware archives at (as you mention) Mark Berryman's site at:

http://mvb.saic.com/

The HP site was never -- far from it -- a complete collection of the Freeware. In addition to its relative stability and its general directory organization, Mark's site has orders of magnitude more OpenVMS Freeware available, too.

Robert Gezelter
Honored Contributor

Re: Access to freeware directories

Joe,

I would also suggest sending a message to the OpenVMS Webmaster. Things may have been inadvertently broken.

- Bob Gezelter, http://www.rlgsc.com
Joseph Huber_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Access to freeware directories

> would also suggest sending a message to the OpenVMS Webmaster.

I did. Let's see what happens...
http://www.mpp.mpg.de/~huber
Joseph Huber_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Access to freeware directories

... and from the webmaster answer I assume it will stay as is
"the present situation is a side-effect of required infrastructure changes to the web site".
http://www.mpp.mpg.de/~huber