NetBSD-Users archive

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Old Index]

Re: Why doesn't NetBSD recognize my entries in /etc/hosts?

On September 18, 2015 5:22:43 PM EDT, Johnny Billquist <> wrote:
>Hum. That's what *text* mode in ftp is there for... :-)
>The various conventions on how text files indicate newlines in
>operating systems should not carry across. Someone running ftp in
>mode when they shouldn't? :-)

Which, afaik, doesn't apply to things fetched over http.  Don't get stuck on the fact that the tool mentioned happens to be called "ftp", which historically had features that are questionable for current usages.
While perhaps convenient occasionally, in my experience having a file transfer tool "adjust" your file, especially by default and silently, has led to more problems than it solves.


Home | Main Index | Thread Index | Old Index