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5. Linux/MIPS net resources.

5.1 Anonymous FTP servers.

The two primary anonymous FTP servers for Linux/MIPS are

This server should satisfy almost all of your Linux/MIPS related ftp desires. Really.

This server is currently pretty outdated. It's included here mostly for completeness, and for people with interest in prehistoric software.

On all of these ftp servers, there is a list of mirror sites you may want to use for faster access.

Another source for little endian MIPS binaries is, which carries mostly newer versions of binaries for the RedHat flavour shipping with the Cobalts.

5.2 Anonymous CVS servers.

For those who always want to stay on the bleeding edge, and want to avoid having to download patch files or full tarballs, we also have an anonymous CVS server. Using CVS, you can checkout the Linux/MIPS source tree with the following commands:

   cvs -d login
   (Only needed the first time you use anonymous CVS, the password is "cvs")
   cvs -d co <repository>
where you insert linux, libc, gdb or faq for <repository>.

The other important CVS archive of the Linux community is, where a lot of code is being collected before being sent to Linus for distribution. Although vger itself no longer offers anonymous access, there are mirror sites which do provide anonymous access. For details on how to access them, see The modules which are of interest are: ``linux'', ``modutils'', ``pciutils'', and ``netutils''.

5.3 Web servers.

The two primary web servers for Linux/MIPS are

This server covers most of Linux/MIPS. It's somewhat SGI-centric, but since Linux/MIPS tries to be the same on every platform, most of its information is of interest to all users.

Quite new site which one day will hopefully become the main Linux/MIPS site.

This server is currently pretty outdated. It's included here mostly for completeness.

All of these servers have mirrors scattered all over the world - you may want to use one for best performance.

5.4 Web CVS server.

Via, you have direct access to the new Linux/MIPS kernel sources, and a few other projects hosted in the same CVS archive. The intuitive interface allows you to follow the development at the click of your mouse.

5.5 Mailing lists.

There are three Linux/MIPS-oriented mailing lists:

This mailing list is used for most all non-SGI related communication. Subscription is handled by a human, and you can send your subscription requests to . You can unsubscribe from this mailing list by sending unsubscribe <your-email-address> to the same address. Only subscribers are allowed to post to this list.

This mailing list currently has the most traffic. It's somewhat SGI-centric but is nevertheless of interest especially to developers as a good number of SGI engineers are subscribed to this list. Subscription to this list is handled via , just send an email with the words subscribe linux-mips. In order to unsubscribe, send unsubscribe linux-mips. For more, information see also

5.6 IRC channel.

There is an IRC channel named #mipslinux for Linux/MIPS which may be found on

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