Summary: Tell portupgrade to use passive ftp
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Thu Mar 22 00:10:59 UTC 2007
On Wed, 21 Mar 2007 14:45:39 -0800
"Peter A. Giessel" <pgiessel at mac.com> wrote:
> On 2007/03/21 14:29, Jeffrey Goldberg seems to have typed:
> > <Rant>
> > 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.
> > <Qualification>
> > Of course having recently displayed my ignorance of how these
> > things work,
> > I'm in no position to make such proclamations.
> > </Qualification>
> > </Rant>
> Two reasons:
> 1) FTP supports "resume" for a partial download
Which is actually inferior to the support for byte-ranges in HTTP 1.1
Download utilities that support multiple TCP connections have to resort
to breaking them to work with FTP.
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