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9.5 File servers 

To aid the archiving and retrieval of of TeX-related files, a TUG working group developed the Comprehensive TeX Archive Network (CTAN). Each CTAN site has identical material, and maintains authoritative versions of its material. These collections are extensive; in particular, almost everything mentioned in this document is archived at the CTAN sites, even if not explicitly stated.

The participating hosts in the Comprehensive TeX Archive Network are:

ftp://ftp.dante.de (Deutschland)
- anonymous ftp, directory /tex-archive (/pub/tex /pub/archive)
- gopher on node gopher:gopher.dante.de
- e-mail via ftpmail@dante.de
- World Wide Web access on http://www.dante.de/
- Administrator: ftpmaint@dante.de
ftp://ftp.tex.ac.uk (England)
- anonymous ftp, directory /tex-archive (/pub/tex /pub/archive)
- gopher on node gopher:gopher.tex.ac.uk
- NFS mountable from nfs.tex.ac.uk:/public/ctan/tex-archive
- World Wide Web access on http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive
- Administrator: ctan-uk@tex.ac.uk
ftp://tug2.cs.umb.edu (Massachusetts, USA)
- anonymous ftp, directory /tex-archive (/pub/archive)
- World Wide Web access on http://tug2.cs.umb.edu/ctan/
- Administrator: ftpmaint@mail.tug.org
In order to reduce network load, it is recommended that you use the Comprehensive TeX Archive Network (CTAN) host which is located in the closest network proximity to your site. Alternatively, you may wish to obtain a copy of the CTAN via CD-rom (see help/CTAN.cdrom for details).

Known mirrors of the CTAN reside on (alphabetically):

ftp://cis.utovrm.it (Italia) /TeX
ftp://ctan.math.mun.ca (Newfoundland, Canada) /tex-archive
ftp://ctan.unsw.edu.au (NSW, Australia) /tex-archive
ftp://dongpo.math.ncu.edu.tw (Taiwan) /tex-archive
ftp://ftp.belnet.be (Belgium) /packages/TeX
ftp://ftp.ccu.edu.tw (Taiwan) /pub/tex
ftp://ftp.cdrom.com (West coast, USA) /pub/tex/ctan
ftp://ftp.comp.hkbu.edu.hk (Hong Kong) /pub/TeX/CTAN
ftp://ftp.cs.rmit.edu.au (Australia) /tex-archive
ftp://ftp.cs.ruu.nl (The Netherlands) /pub/tex-archive
ftp://ftp.cstug.cz (The Czech Republic) /pub/tex/CTAN
ftp://ftp.duke.edu (North Carolina, USA) /tex-archive
ftp://ftp.funet.fi (Finland) /pub/TeX/CTAN
ftp://ftp.gwdg.de (Deutschland) /pub/dante
ftp://ftp.hea.ie (Ireland) /pub/ctan/tex
ftp://ftp.jussieu.fr (France) /pub4/TeX/CTAN
ftp://ftp.kreonet.re.kr (Korea) /pub/CTAN
ftp://ftp.loria.fr (France) /pub/unix/tex/ctan
ftp://ftp.mpi-sb.mpg.de (Deutschland) /pub/tex/mirror/ftp.dante.de
ftp://ftp.nada.kth.se (Sweden) /pub/tex/ctan-mirror
ftp://ftp.oleane.net (France) /pub/mirrors/CTAN/
ftp://ftp.rediris.es (Espaņa) /mirror/tex-archive
ftp://ftp.rge.com (New York, USA) /pub/tex
ftp://ftp.riken.go.jp (Japan) /pub/tex-archive
ftp://ftp.tu-chemnitz.de (Deutschland) /pub/tex
ftp://ftp.u-aizu.ac.jp (Japan) /pub/tex/CTAN
ftp://ftp.uni-augsburg.de (Deutschland) /tex-archive
ftp://ftp.uni-bielefeld.de (Deutschland) /pub/tex
ftp://ftp.unina.it (Italia) /pub/TeX
ftp://ftp.uni-stuttgart.de (Deutschland) /tex-archive (/pub/tex)
ftp://ftp.univie.ac.at (Österreich) /packages/tex
ftp://ftp.ut.ee (Estonia) /tex-archive
ftp://ftpserver.nus.sg (Singapore) /pub/zi/TeX
ftp://tug.ctan.org (Vermont, USA) /tex-archive
ftp://src.doc.ic.ac.uk (England) /packages/tex/uk-tex
ftp://sunsite.auc.dk (Denmark) /pub/tex/ctan
ftp://sunsite.cnlab-switch.ch (Switzerland) /mirror/tex
ftp://sunsite.icm.edu.pl (Poland) /pub/CTAN
ftp://sunsite.unc.edu (North Carolina, USA) /pub/packages/TeX
ftp://wuarchive.wustl.edu (Missouri, USA) /packages/TeX

Known partial mirrors of the CTAN reside on (alphabetically):

ftp://ftp.adfa.oz.au (Australia) /pub/tex/ctan
ftp://ftp.fcu.edu.tw (Taiwan) /pub2/tex
ftp://ftp.germany.eu.net (Deutschland) /pub/packages/TeX
ftp://ftp.gust.org.pl (Poland) /pub/TeX
ftp://ftp.jaist.ac.jp (Japan) /pub/TeX/tex-archive
ftp://ftp.uu.net (Virginia, USA) /pub/text-processing/TeX
ftp://sunsite.dsi.unimi.it (Italia) /pub/TeX
ftp://sunsite.snu.ac.kr (Korea) /shortcut/CTAN

To find software at a CTAN site, use anonymous ftp to the host, and then execute the command `quote site index <search-term>'.

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