Subject: Re: Suggestion for ftp site...
To: Simon Burge <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/02/1999 15:17:43
On Sat, 28 Aug 1999, Simon Burge wrote:

> David Brownlee wrote:
> > Hmmm - the boot.fs.gz images are less of an issue, but it _would_
> > be nice if someone could come up with a mod to ftpd that would
> > automatically generate split sets on demand. That would save disk
> > space and time for admin,s plus allow any file to have split
> > sets as needed.
> This should be able to be done without any changes to ftpd by using the
> right conversion program, and putting something like:
> 	conversion all .sta df .notar /path/to/conv/program %s
> 	conversion all .stz df .notar /path/to/conv/program -z %s
> in /etc/ftpd.conf, where /path/to/conv/program spits out what represents
> a tar file (sta - Split TAr, stz - Split Tar gZip -- betters suffix
> names accepted with glee!) and take a file or directory name as a
> command line arg.  Writing this program is left as an excercise to
> the reader, but would be simpler than changing ftpd :)  Since intimate
> knowledge of the tar file format would need to be known, maybe tar (or
> pax?) is the right place for this mod...
> If this is incoherent, I know what I mean - ask again and I'll try
> to clearer :-)

	I'm afriad I'm consuded here - assume a user wants to get
	the base.tgz, but all split for floppies. They would type
	"get base.tgz.sta"? or
	"mget base.tgz.sta*"?

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