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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] .listing files

From: James Blackwell
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] .listing files
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 18:35:12 -0400

Tom Lord:
> I wouldn't refer to the documentation there, yet, until the docs
> include a passage to be specifically referenced.
> Perhaps simply something like:
>      Be aware that .listing files created by arch are a convenience
>      feature for use with simple HTTP setups.   Because of limitations
>      in how they can be implemented, users of .listing files may need
>      to run the `archive-fixup' command from time to time and
>      administrators of mission-critical systems should understand 
>      the security and robustness issues of using them.

The -l option is required for archives accessed by HTTP. Using other 
supported transfer methods (e.g. WebDAV or sftp) is recommended 
over using -l

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