On Wed, Oct 13, 1999 at 01:37:27AM +0200, Marc Lehmann wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 12, 1999 at 04:15:33PM -0700, A Guy Called Tyketto <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 
>wrote:
> >     The ftp daemon there, didn't bother me...
> 
> bash$ ncftp ftp.gimp.org
> NcFTP 2.3.0 (December 5, 1995), by Mike Gleason, NCEMRSoft.

        You may want to consider at the least, upgrading to ncftp-2.4.3, as 
any version 2.4.2 and below has a major buffer overflow bug in it, plus many 
other problems with them. 2.4.3 is to be the last in the 2.* series.

> I can understand the ncftp's author's wish to get rid of old versions,
> but the timeout settings on gimp.org + my really bad telnet connection
> required 4 login-tries to the ftp server due to the 15 second login
> timeout.

        Nah.. I know Mike personally.. he's just crazy and wants to better 
himself (don't we all? ;P~). There is something that is goign on over in 
Berkeley's network though, as traceroutes are taking forever to go through, 
even though no increase in return times is seen. That could also be causing 
your problem. I'm going to give the newest 3.0Beta a try soon, but at the 
least, grab 2.4.3. It will help.

                                                        BL.
> In any case, it's not that large a problem for me (I rarely ftp to
> gimp.org), I just wonder why a commercial ftp server is used at all (esp.
> since it censors clients ;)
> 
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