RE: a broken FTP site

From: Redfern Ian <>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 17:58:00 -0000

doc seems to be an internal wu-ftpd alias to pub/doc on their box. So
replace the doc with pub/doc in the URL and you will be fine. I think
their FTP server is a little broken - it will accept cd doc/pcnet
followed by a get, but not a get with the full pathname (with or without
initial /). If they put in a symbolic link, life would be simpler.


 ---> RETR doc/pcnet/compression
550 doc/pcnet/software: No such file or directory.


 ---> CWD doc/pcnet
250 CWD command successful.

and then

 ---> RETR compression
150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for compression (20745 bytes).
226 Transfer complete.

Ian Redfern (
Subject: a broken FTP site
Date: 13 February 1998 5:17pm

here's a URL ftpget breaks:

Hume Smith

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Received on Fri Feb 13 1998 - 10:09:43 MST

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