fetch fails, ftp works question

Ion-Mihai Tetcu itetcu at apropo.ro
Mon Feb 2 04:24:24 PST 2004


I have the feeling this is in some FAQ, but I don't understand it.

I have a ftp server on which I have the distfiles and I'm using it as

It usually work ok on make fetch. But sometimes it doesn't, e.g.
fetch ftp://user:pass@host/pub/FreeBSD/ports/distfiles/MailScanner-4.25-14.tar.gz
fetch: ftp://user:pass@host/pub/FreeBSD/ports/distfiles/MailScanner-4.25-14.tar.gz: File unavailable (e.g., file not found, no access)

However the following works:
ftp ftp://user:pass@host/pub/FreeBSD/ports/distfiles/MailScanner-4.25-14.tar.gz

Can somebody enlighten me ?

Unregistered ;) FreeBSD user

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