FTP using .netrc

J65nko j65nko at gmail.com
Mon Feb 1 20:52:26 UTC 2010

On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 11:11 AM, Fbsd1 <fbsd1 at a1poweruser.com> wrote:
> Goal is to download the install source directory tree so I can use it as
>  an target for local ftp sysinstall.
> The problem is that the FreeBSD ftp server keeps timing out before
> everything is downloaded. This is the error message ftp gives me.
> 421 Service not available, remote server timed out. Connection closed
> This is the command line command used to launch the ftp session
> ftp -v ftp.FreeBSD.org
> It defaults to using /root/.netrc which is shown below
> machine ftp.FreeBSD.org
> login anonymous
> password FBSD at home.com
> macdef init
> prompt off
> cd /pub/FreeBSD/releases/i386/8.0-RELEASE
> epsv4 off
> mget  README.TXT RELNOTES.HTM RELNOTES.TXT cdrom.inf docbook.css
> $ getdir base catpages dict doc games info kernels manpages ports  proflibs src
> quit
> macdef getdir
> ! mkdir $i
> mget $i/*
> Question is how can I make FTP resume the download at the place it timed
> out. IE not start at the beginning and re-download all the same files
> all ready received. ftp -vR ftp.FreeBSD.org just starts downloading from
> the beginning again.

That .netrc looks familiar ;)

I never had that issue, but I always used a ftp mirror site listed in
the handbook, instead
of one of the busiest ftp sites in the world .;)

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