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afd Automatic File Distributor
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Forbidden FORBIDDEN: "Installs 88 setuid root applications; disaster waiting to happen"

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Port Added: 10 Jun 2001 12:33:11
License: not specified in port
The Automatic File Distributor provides a framework for very flexible,
non-stop, log and debug-able delivery of an arbitrary amount of files to
multiple recipients as expressed in URLs (currently mailing and ftp supported
with the mailto://user@domain and ftp://user:password@host URL conventions).

The most common technique used to distribute data is for each individual to
fetch the data from one common place. This place can be a database, FTP-server
or even the WWW (World Wide Web). However, this is not always the most user or
customer friendly way for a company or organization to distribute its products.
For this reason AFD (Automatic File Distributor) was developed, to provide a
better service to users or customers in transporting the required data directly
to the location where it is required.

WWW: http://www.dwd.de/general/GBTI/afd/english/
SVNWeb : Homepage : PortsMon

No installation instructions: this port has been deleted.

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PKGNAME:

ONLY_FOR_ARCHS: nil

NOT_FOR_ARCHS: nil

distinfo: There is no distinfo for this port.

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Configuration Options
     No options to configure

Master Sites:
  1. ftp://ftp.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/distfiles/
  2. ftp://ftp.dwd.de/pub/afd/
  3. http://www.dwd.de/general/GBTI/afd/download/

Number of commits found: 6

Commit History - (may be incomplete: see SVNWeb link above for full details)
DateByDescription
13 Oct 2002 03:32:06
Original commit files touched by this commit  1.2.6
kris search for other commits by this committer
The afd port was marked FORBIDDEN for security reasons 14 months ago.
Remove it.
01 Sep 2002 16:07:59
Original commit files touched by this commit  1.2.6
dwcjr search for other commits by this committer
${PERL} -> ${REINPLACE_CMD}

PR:             40784
Submitted by:   corecode@corecode.ath.cx
Reviewed by:    flynn@energyhq.homeip.net
11 Aug 2001 06:29:56
files touched by this commit
kris search for other commits by this committer
This port installs 88 setuid root binaries.  That cannot be correct;   forbid
it.    
07 Jul 2001 14:24:01
files touched by this commit
ijliao search for other commits by this committer
add missing file    
11 Jun 2001 01:38:16
files touched by this commit
ijliao search for other commits by this committer
add missing files in plist    
10 Jun 2001 16:33:11
files touched by this commit
ijliao search for other commits by this committer
add afd   Automatic File Distributor    

Number of commits found: 6

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