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Re: LYNX-DEV Download recovery for lynx?

From: Wayne Buttles
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV Download recovery for lynx?
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 1997 17:42:06 -0400 (EDT)

On Sun, 10 Aug 1997, John wrote:

> Hynek Med wrote:
> > 
> > On Sun, 10 Aug 1997, David Woolley wrote:
> > 
> > > If the file is available by ftp (and it probably should be, but is
> > > increasingly less likely to be) and you are using Unix, the de facto
> > > position (its actually a protocol violation) is that the standard ftp
> > > client will allow transfers to be restarted.

HUH?  Until this discussion, I was 99% positive that resuming an ftp
transfer was just an official extention to FTP.  Now I am having a hard
time tracking down a document to substantiate my claim. 

Anyhow, REGET is an extended FTP command (legal or not) that needs to be
covered by the server and client.  The client sends a reget command with
the bytecount of where the transmition got stopped and the server resumes
from there. 

> > > I've yet to find a Windows
> > > ftp client that does this, so I think you should also complain as to
> > > why you can't restart ftps in Windows.

Well, since they have ncftp for Win32...Win95 and NT can resume an ftp
transfer.  I am sure many clients support it by now. 

The original question involved a non-free plug in so (apparently)
http-resume's are not a standard thing.  When Netscape/IE support it
internally or it pops up in a http draft then I am sure someone will pop
it in.  


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