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Re: ncftpput replacement

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: ncftpput replacement
Date: Sun, 3 Aug 2008 21:08:07 +0200
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Karl Berry wrote:
> The gnupload script (which is in gnulib) depends on ncftpput.  I found
> it easier to write a replacement using plain old command line ftp than
> to install ncftp.

Nothing against such a replacement script, if it works for you.

The 'ftp' program on some Linux distros, however,(*) sometimes guesses wrong
whether to use active or passive mode for the data connection. The symptom
is that the "put" command hangs (times out) and only manages to create a
zero-length file on the server. Whereas 'ncftp' always does the right thing
regarding active/passive, in my experience.


(*) Specifically openSUSE from 1 year ago.

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