and and fastly

July 05, 2016 posted by Matthew Sporleder

NetBSD is happy to announce a generous setup provided by Fastly to give us CDN services. We are live with for downloading iso files, binary packages, and anything else that you would find on

nycdn is using as an origin so you can use it to download build snapshots and other useful stuff you would otherwise find on nyftp. (NetBSD-daily for example)

We have already changed some default download links (downloads and pkgsrc) and some pkgsrc files, so you might already be using the cdn without knowing it.

You can also change your PKG_PATH from to

HTTPS also works, but not IPv6

If you are not familiar, a CDN is a globally distributed set of caching proxy servers which makes downloading files faster when they are hot in the cache.

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Great, netbsd is awesome, Thank you!

Posted by alexchen on July 21, 2016 at 01:17 AM UTC #

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