FTP?

Lothan lothan@newsguy.com
Wed Jan 31 02:12:00 GMT 2001


> From: cygwin-owner@sources.redhat.com
> [ mailto:cygwin-owner@sources.redhat.com]On Behalf Of Corinna Vinschen
> Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2001 2:58 PM
> To: cygwin
> Subject: Re: FTP?
>
>
> On Tue, Jan 30, 2001 at 05:26:40PM -0500, David A. Cobb wrote:
> > Several web pages, including some at <sources.redhat.com>, link to
> > < ftp://sourceware.cygnus.com/pub/something/else > but every
> > attempt to get ftp access to sourceware comes back with a requirement
> > for username/password.  "anonymous + me@my.email.server" gets
> > a denial.  Are you still serving FTP?  What's the secret?
>
> The fact: sources.redhat.com serves only 30 ftp connections in parallel.
> The secret: Your IE interprets the refused connection wrong.
> The solution: Use a mirror.

Just as a quick reference, WS_FTP Pro interprets the refused connection the
same as IE... it asks for a username and password. It's not a big deal, and
does tend to remind us to use the mirrors.


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