Subject: Re: NetBSD 3 .iso
To: Matt Meola <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 09/16/2005 15:27:20
In message <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Matt Meola writes:
>On Fri, 09 Sep 2005 23:33:10 +0200, Geert Hendrickx wrote:
>> On Fri, Sep 09, 2005 at 08:27:21PM +0100, Liam J. Foy wrote:
>>> Does anyone have any recent NetBSD 3 snapshots available for
>Has anyone been successful in logging in to ftp.netbsd.org recently?
>Here's what I get:
>- ftp -i iso.netbsd.org
>ftp: connect to address 2001:4f8:4:7:2e0:81ff:fe21:6563: No route to host
>Connected to iso.netbsd.org.
>220 ftp.NetBSD.org FTP server (NetBSD-ftpd 20040809) ready.
>Name (iso.netbsd.org:matt): anonymous
>331 Guest login ok, type your name as password.
>421 Service not available, remote server has closed connection.
>ftp: Login failed.
>Is anonymous FTP not allowed...?
It works for me. However, that message is often a symptom of a
misconfigured firewall in the path. Specify a - as the leading
character of the ftp password to suppress the lengthy message; that
will make some of those firewalls happy.
This is very much an FAQ...
--Steven M. Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb