Numerous ftp timeouts - why?
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Mon Apr 10 17:40:07 UTC 2006
On Sunday 09 April 2006 19:59, Michael D. Norwick wrote:
> 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.
MASTER_SORT_REGEX?= ^file: ^https?:
to make.conf. This tells the ports system to prefer http where availible. If
things don't improve then you have ruled-out its being ftp specific.
I've never made any specific firewall provision for ftp, and fetch claims to
default to active mode. As it works for me I guess it must be honouring the
FTP_PASSIVE_MODE="YES" that's in the default environment.
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