Subject: Re: FTP features (was RFC: Packaged NetBSD base system)
To: Simon Burge <email@example.com>
From: Eric Haszlakiewicz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/02/2001 23:29:06
On Tue, Oct 02, 2001 at 10:20:50PM +1000, Simon Burge wrote:
> Eric Haszlakiewicz wrote:
> > On Tue, Oct 02, 2001 at 11:56:42AM +0200, Reinoud Zandijk wrote:
> > > 1) we adapt ftpd to also allow a directory to be fetched as an archive like
> > > ``ftp ftp://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/.../src/usr.bin/tn3270.tgz'' where
> > > the tn3270 is just a source directory in -current or in -release ... not
> > > only handy in this situation but for more .... (or is it allready
> > > implemented?)
> > huh? I've been wishing for a feature like this, but why does it help here?
> We've had this for _quite_ some time. man ftpd.conf, look for "conversion".
er sure. until you ftp to a machine not running NetBSD. There isn't even
a way to get an entire directory (not necessarily tarring it up) that I've
found (mget doesn't create directories). Of course, I haven't bothered to
look into what it would take to do this, so I can't complain too much.