Numerous ftp timeouts - why?

Michael D. Norwick mnorwick at
Sun Apr 9 19:01:09 UTC 2006

New to FreeBSD not new to *nix.  Have the docs/handbook/faq, etc.  Using
freebsd 6.0 RELEASE on Compaq Proliant 2500R.
Why when trying to install various apps from ports do the ftp sessions
frequently timeout?  If I manually fetch packages from
sites the download goes ok, but this means I have to copy files to
/usr/ports/distfiles manually.  did 'man fetch' but still no clue
as to why this happens.

Thank You,


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