Subject: Re: sup-server brokenness...
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Michael L. Hitch <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/10/1995 13:20:36
On Oct 10, 10:16am, Mike Long wrote:
} 1) (aka is always busy.  Has
} *anyone* been able to sup successfully from this machine?  The
} supfilesrv.core file I saw in its FTP / directory was not a promising
} sign.

  I was finally able to get a successful sup - after many tries (and was
very like one of the reasons the server was busy at times).  I ran into
two major problems - the first is that the time stamps or something were
off, so I ended up getting every file again.  That takes a while on a PPP
link.  The second problem, which makes things much worse, is that I would
keep getting an "Invalid message count: -1" message part way through the
sup, which meant having to restart the sup and go through the whole procedure
again.  Even not having to transfer the files I had already received, it still
was very slow once I was able to get reconnected to the server.


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