Summary: Tell portupgrade to use passive ftp
Peter A. Giessel
pgiessel at mac.com
Wed Mar 21 22:45:43 UTC 2007
On 2007/03/21 14:29, Jeffrey Goldberg seems to have typed:
> As an aside, I'd like to rant that there is no reason for ftp to
> exist anymore. Sure it is stateful in a way that HTTP isn't, but
> that isn't enough to justify its continued use.
> Of course having recently displayed my ignorance of how these
> things work,
> I'm in no position to make such proclamations.
1) FTP supports "resume" for a partial download
2) HTTP has a tendency to timeout on large files unless your httpd.conf
sets an unreasonably long timeout.
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