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IBIBLIO is dead (Miscellaneous)

posted by mbbrutman(R) Homepage, Washington, USA, 21.05.2015, 06:51

That part of the FTP RFC was poorly conceived. It was imagined that you could have multiple machines participating in FTP transfers; a client, a "traffic manager" type machine, and a data server. It would be reasonable for the traffic manager machine to tell you to get your data from a third machine. In reality no FTP server ever implemented that and the same binary/program running on a single machine served both functions.

I'll probably update mTCP FTP to do the same thing, as it's not reasonable to expect that feature to ever be used. And with the proliferation of firewalls the configuration mistakes get more common.

mTCP - TCP/IP apps for vintage DOS machines!


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