Subject: Re: bin/3011: ftp could be smarter with host:/path and URL's
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Christian Kuhtz <email@example.com>
Date: 12/08/1996 21:49:00
This modifying frenzy around ftp is starting to hit a nerve and really
getting obnoxious. Already, there is a wonderful, improved ftp client called
ncftp out there and if you want all those options, include it in the standard
distributions. The ftp binary itself is supposed to be a slender binary, and
not a feature-bloated do-it-all piece of software.
Cushy ftp client software is available as ncftp.
There's a lot of things ftp could be smarted about, however, that's not its
purpose in life and it is time IMHO that someone pulls the emergency brake.
Go no further, please.
*sigh* Thanks for listening.
On Mon, 9 Dec 1996 15:20:03 +1100 (EST), matthew green <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >Number: 3011
> >Category: bin
> >Synopsis: ftp could be smarter with host:/path and URL's
> >Confidential: no
> >Severity: non-critical
> >Priority: low
> >Responsible: bin-bug-people (Utility Bug People)
> >State: open
> >Class: change-request
> >Submitter-Id: net
> >Arrival-Date: Sun Dec 8 20:35:02 1996
> >Originator: matthew green
> people's front against (bozotic) www (softwar foundation)
> >Release: <NetBSD-current source date>
> System: NetBSD splode.eterna.com.au 1.2B NetBSD 1.2B (_splode_) #332: Tue Oct
> 29 07:12:41 EST 1996
> if the host:/path or URL given to the new ftp client is actually a directory,
> it would be nice if it logged in as with -a, and cd'd to the path, waiting
> for normal ftp commands.
> % ftp alpha.gnu.ai.mit.edu:/ircII
> Connected to frobnitz.gnu.ai.mit.edu.
> 220 frobnitz.gnu.ai.mit.edu FTP server (Version wu-2.4(1) Mon Nov 4 14:46:31
> EST 1996) ready. 331 Guest login ok, send your complete e-mail address as
> password. 230-Please read the file README
> 230- it was last modified on Tue Apr 5 12:22:06 1994 - 978 days ago
> 230-Please read the file README.non-free-software
> 230- it was last modified on Thu Jun 13 20:06:40 1996 - 178 days ago
> 230 Guest login ok, access restrictions apply.
> Remote system type is UNIX.
> Using binary mode to transfer files.
> 200 Type set to I.
> 500 'CWD ': command not understood.
> CWD command not recognized, trying XCWD
> 500 'XCWD ': command not understood.
> local: ircII remote: ircII
> 200 PORT command successful.
> 550 ircII: not a plain file.
> 221 Goodbye.
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