Subject: bin/17544: FTP timeout
To: None <>
From: Lord Lundman <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 07/10/2002 15:08:30
>Number:         17544
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       FTP in proxy mode has timeout on server connection
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Jul 10 07:09:00 PDT 2002
>Originator:     Lord Lundman
>Release:        Version: NetBSD-ftp 20000615
System: NetBSD netbsd 1.5 NetBSD 1.5 (netbsd) #7: Sat Oct 27 16:24:08 BST 2001 root@netbsd:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/netbsd i386

 Using the 'proxy' command to setup a third party transfer (FXP) between two
FTP server work fine, however, the FTP client appears to believe that the 
server(s) are not responding (although they are transfering happily) and
eventually times-out and issues "ABOR" command.

 Set up a third party transfer that takes longer than the default server
timeout period.

 Make client aware that a transfer is in progress during third-party and
stop the timeout counter from occuring. Or atleast supply a command or
command line argument to disable timeouts.