Subject: Re: rfc2228 in ftpd
To: Aidan Cully <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 06/23/2002 19:02:15
I'm not sure I was even aware of that RFC before now. Are we sure the
IETF still considers it to be a standards track document? I'd also
suggest that the matter be discussed on tech-security -- tech-userlevel
is not the right list...


Aidan Cully <> writes:

> I plan to commit this next week, if there are no objections.  The patch
> is in .  Since
> the last time I posted, there was a change that sort-of conflicted with
> my patch (which, I know, is what I get for waiting years to commit
> things), namely enami's change to use either mmap() or read() to read
> a file before sending it...  I admit, I don't fully understand this
> patch (I can see what it does, but not why it does it...  for performance,
> I assume.), so I kind of hacked around it by employing enami's method when
> there's no protection on the file to be transmitted, and my method
> otherwise.  I know this is a kludge, but I figure it's an important
> feature, and it can be cleaned up after the initial commit.
> So play around with it, let me know if I should do something else with
> the patch before committing it.
> --aidan

Perry E. Metzger
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