Re: wu-ftpd on RH 7.2
From: Gregory A Lundberg (gregory_lundberg_at_alltel.net)
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2005 23:19:14 -0400
"Alan J Rosenthal" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Of course, despite that document's wild claims about greater RFC
> (in the first sentence), this behaviour is quite contrary to the principle
> "be liberal in what you accept", as espoused in section 1.2.2 of RFC 1122.
> They knowingly broke compatibility with some ftp clients, to no advantage.
> This is not RFC-compliance, and it's one of the many reasons so many
> have moved away from wu-ftpd this decade.
Well, it's been about four years since I left, but I don't know about so
many people moving from WU-FTPD this decade. When I was running the site I
was shipping several thousand copies per day. As to the stuff about 1122 ..
I put it in because there were exactly two clients which didn't work.
His problem is almost certainly a firewall issue unless his server load goes
to 100% at the same time. In that case he's probably doing ls -alR and then
he's probably got a circular symlink somewhere; but I thought I'd fixed that
five years ago.