Subject: Re: Off-topic: Dumb IPNAT question
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg Earle <earle@isolar.Tujunga.CA.US>
Date: 06/14/1998 18:02:44
> Does the Rhapsody ftp client understand 'passive'?
Duh ... *slaps forehead*. Why didn't I think of that ... arggh.
It does, fortunately. Amusingly, the man page lists
-adeginptvV (and -P port and -r seconds)
as options, but the client only implements
for some reason. (Bug report time) Interestingly, the man page also claims
it supports URLS (e.g., "ftp http://host[:port]/file") but the client doesn't
implement that either. I suspect they got their FTP client from stock 4.4BSD
and their ftp(1) man page from semi-recent NetBSD or FreeBSD releases ...
I was hoping to use "alias ftp ftp -p" but I'll have to remember to always set
"passive" mode now ...
Thanks David. We now return you to our regularly-scheduled current-users
P.S. In a completely unrelated vein, the 1.3.2 "sysinst" completely locks my
Pentium 133 box up solid, much like 1.3.1 and 1.3 before it ... *sigh*