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]>
> > The ftp daemon there, didn't bother me...
> bash$ ncftp ftp.gimp.org
> NcFTP 2.3.0 (December 5, 1995), by Mike Gleason, NCEMRSoft.
> gimp:/pub/gtk> get glib-1.2.6.gz
> "-d" ls flag is not implemented (NcFTP 2.x users should upgrade to 3.x).
> No such file.
> 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
I've changed the login timeout to 45 seconds, though the change won't
actually take place until the ftp servere gets restarted.
> 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 ;)
The reasons for using ncftpd are mainly performance, security, and
the fact it's extremely simple to administer.
Shawn T. Amundson [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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