Check the FreeBSD commercial vendors (ISP) webpage for broken links/references FreeBSD
Status: Closed Time to complete: 72 hrs Mentors: Gavin Atkinson Tags: DocBook, links, documentation, SGML, 404, FreeBSD

Description of task

The FreeBSD Project maintains a link on its webpage to external sites where commercial vendors offer services around FreeBSD: Some of these sites might not be available anymore, have moved or may contain new information no longer related to FreeBSD. In order to keep that web page up to date, the objective of this task is to go through all the links and check whether the vendors still exist and still offer the services they advertise as described.

This task requires you to check all links within the "Internet Service Providers" section.

Please obtain a copy of the page source (see the "Task requires" section below). For each link, verify whether the link is still valid. If you find that a homepage has moved to a new location, update the broken links accordingly. If the information the link pointed to does not exist anymore (i.e. vendor is out of business) and an alternative site can not be found, if it has been replaced by a new site (like a page for linkfarming), or if the company no longer appears to offer the services mentioned, make a list of these and discuss with your mentor whether just the link or the whole vendor information should be removed.

Task requirements

Please read before accepting this task, as it contains further details on what this task consists of, as well as providing useful information on how to obtain the page source and how to proceed with the task.

Uploaded Work
File name/URL File size Date submitted
isp.xml 45.4 KB December 17 2011 20:10 UTC
changes12172011.txt 707 bytes December 17 2011 20:10 UTC
isp.xml 39.6 KB December 18 2011 23:42 UTC
changes12182011.txt 1.4 KB December 18 2011 23:42 UTC
changes12182011.txt 1.4 KB December 18 2011 23:43 UTC
n00l3 on December 17 2011 09:42 UTC Task Claimed

I would like to work on this task.

Gavin Atkinson on December 17 2011 13:26 UTC Page Source


Responding to your questions on IRC)

The source code for this page is in an XML document within the "www" FreeBSD repository.  A copy can be downloaded from;content-type=text%2Fplain although it may well be best to download and use the FreeBSD virtual machine image provided, as that already has the required files checked out and available.



Gavin Atkinson on December 17 2011 13:26 UTC Task Assigned

This task has been assigned to Violet Lin. You have 72 hours to complete this task, good luck!

n00l3 on December 17 2011 20:10 UTC Ready for review

The work on this task is ready to be reviewed.

Gavin Atkinson on December 20 2011 11:42 UTC Task Closed

Congratulations, this task has been completed successfully.

Gavin Atkinson on December 20 2011 11:43 UTC Excellent

This work looks excellent!  Thank you for your work, and your attention to detail.