This FreeBSD announcement is regarding mirror changes on svn.freebsd.org. As noted, the update serves to improve security and will not interrupt any activities.
There have been some updates to the project-operated svn mirrors. The current status is here: https://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/svn.htmlThe changes should improve robustness and security and are not intended to be disruptive. Of note: * "svn.freebsd.org" is now geo-dns routed to a mirror, with failover. * "svn.freebsd.org" is now the recommended location for general use. * https://svn.freebsd.org now has a real certificate and use of https is encouraged. * The old mirror names are deprecated and no longer documented but are expected to continue to be usable for the foreseeable future. For future checkouts, you should use svn.freebsd.org rather than the deprecated mirror names. Before using the https method, you should ensure that you have the 'security/ca_root_nss' package installed, for example: # pkg install ca_root_nss