gene.heskett at verizon.net
Sun Feb 28 19:55:32 PST 2010
On Sunday 28 February 2010, paul rogers wrote:
>Sunday afternoon, using WinXP's ftp client
You may want to try it with a real ftp client, that one isn't. From my
admittedly limited experience, its borked, thinks binary files are text &
helpfully translates them to winders style line endings.
Back in NT-3.51 days, the winderz support staff I had to interface with,
considered the ftp protocol to be nothing but a piracy aid, and wouldn't give
me a straight answer to anything about it. That was about 15 years ago, and
I doubt their attitude has changed much. The one copy of XP I ever had, I
tried the ftp client once, and it failed, so I had to assume that as always,
the m$ version was good only for .doc & text files. YMMV of course.
>I downloaded everything from
> 7.5's everything/* using mget. All the files are corrupt, using "tar
> -tjvf ..." in some cases after showing the first file in the archive. The
> md5sums for several I spot checked didn't match either. In same session I
> successfully downloaded Firefox & Thunderbird source tarballs within
> Firefox browser, so some things worked. Are you using some special
> version of gzip/bzip2, or something special for an ftp client? <br>
><br>paulgrogers at lycos.com
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