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[bug-inetutils] Re: ftp -p(assive) compatibility

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: [bug-inetutils] Re: ftp -p(assive) compatibility
Date: Thu, 04 Feb 2010 09:23:39 +0100
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address@hidden (Karl Berry) writes:

> All the other ftp programs I've seen support -p to mean switch into
> passive mode by default.  This is very useful, since so many places
> (such as fencepost :() are configured to only work with passive mode.
> Printing a command line prompt when not on a tty seems very obscure by
> comparison.  How about leaving that as --prompt only, and changing -p
> (aka --passive, I suppose) to do the passive mode thing?

+1.  It seems inetutils-ftp already has support for passive mode, so it
is likely just a matter of changing the command line parameter


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