Something appears to be wrong with the main gmplib ftp server

Torbjörn Granlund tg at
Wed May 28 17:05:27 UTC 2014

[Not a GMP bug report, I therefore reply to the more generic gmp-discuss

  Hi gmplib team,
  	Yesterday morning when we were trying to do a standard rebuild of
  OpenWRT, we discovered that the build process was erroring out due to
  an apparent inability to download the proper version of gmplib
  (gmp-5.1.3.tar.bz2) from  We've been trying various
  approaches to get this file over the past 24 hours, and all ftp-based
  access attempts have timed out, no matter where or how we run them.
It seems operational; there are ongoing downloads now just as it has
been in the last days.

  We can work around this issue by manually downloading a copy of the
  requisite file over http, but since this problem theoretically affects
  everyone trying to build OpenWRT from trunk, we thought we'd get in
  touch to see if some configuration change might have been made that is
  interfering with the automatic download process.
Please use https for fast and secure GMP downloads, not ftp.  Our
servers don't speak http, except for redirect to https.  They speak ftp
only slowly.

Please encrypt, key id 0xC8601622

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