Subject: Re: NetBSD 3 .iso
To: Matt Meola <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/16/2005 15:27:20
In message <>, 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
>>> download?
>> Yes: 
>Has anyone been successful in logging in to recently?
>Here's what I get:
>- ftp -i
>Trying 2001:4f8:4:7:2e0:81ff:fe21:6563...
>ftp: connect to address 2001:4f8:4:7:2e0:81ff:fe21:6563: No route to host
>Connected to
>220 FTP server (NetBSD-ftpd 20040809) ready.
>Name ( 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,