Subject: ftp timeouts disregard IDLE
To: Current NetBSD users <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Grey Wolf <greywolf@siteROCK.com>
Date: 07/05/2000 15:44:51
I'm in the midst of a very large file transfer which should have taken,
by all accounts, 39 hours over a 128 kB/s 24x7 line. I have had to
restart it numerous times.
I'm transferring files in excess of 5MB each (a bunch of MP3s), and after
about fifteen minutes of transferring, the next open/xfer will fail with
a timed out connection.
When I connect, I issue the command "idle 7200", which should set the
idle timeout to 2 hours. I figure that if I tickle the control session
every now and then, as an mput should be doing every time it initiates
a transfer, the connection should be continuing smoothly as long as
another transfer is initiated before the idle timeout.
What's going on, here? Is there another setting that I need to twiddle
somewhere? I have full control over both boxes, so tweaks are no
Hi. I'm not an amoeba in a petri dish.