Subject: ANNOUNCE: release of lukemftp 1.0
To: None <>
From: Luke Mewburn <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/27/1999 17:16:35
I'm pleased to announce the first public release of lukemftp; version 1.0.
It can be found at:

Here's the `README'.


`lukemftp' is what many users affectionately call the enhanced ftp
client in NetBSD (  The `lukem' comes from
the account name of the NetBSD developer who wrote most of the
enhancements: Luke Mewburn <>.

This package is a `port' of the NetBSD ftp client to other systems.

The enhancements over the standard ftp client in 4.4BSD include:
	* command-line editing within ftp
	* command-line fetching of URLS, including support for:
	    - http proxies (c.f: $http_proxy, $ftp_proxy)
	    - authentication
	* context sensitive command and filename completion
	* dynamic progress bar
	* IPv6 support (from the WIDE project)
	* modification time preservation
	* paging of local and remote files, and of directory listings
	  (c.f: `lpage', `page', `pdir')
	* passive mode support, with fallback to active mode
	* `set option' override of ftp environment variables
	* socks4/socks5 support
	* TIS Firewall Toolkit gate ftp proxy support (c.f: `gate')
	* transfer-rate throttling (c.f: `-T', `rate')


Refer to `INSTALL' for more information on how to compile and install


Please email feedback back to the maintainer: <>.


lukemftp is covered by a BSD-style copyright notice. Please refer to
the file `COPYING' for more information.


The main ftp site for lukemftp is: