Subject: Re: experimental ftpd on ftp{,2}
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Robert Elz <kre@munnari.OZ.AU>
List: current-users
Date: 08/01/2002 12:29:24
    Date:        Fri, 26 Jul 2002 12:16:45 +0200
    From:        Manuel Bouyer <>
    Message-ID:  <>

  | (the primary reason is that some client, under some circunstances, issue
  | SIZE comands in ascii mode, which on iso image takes a while to complete.
  | The client time out, reconnects and redo a SIZE. After some hours there
  | are dozens of ftpd reading the same file as fast as they can, to compute
  | the size after NL/CR-NL translation).

The server is allowed to just say "sorry, that file is too big" if it
sees a file that is huge, and computing the SIZE result would take too
long (though having the server reject attempts to do bogus transfers
also sounds like a good idea, provided the test of "bogus" is reliable