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

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: [bug-inetutils] Re: ftp -p(assive) compatibility
Date: Thu, 04 Feb 2010 04:07:43 -0500

   > 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 semantics.

Will commit something along those lines today/tomorrow.

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