RE: a broken FTP site

From: David J N Begley <>
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 1998 14:29:48 +1100 (EST)

On Sat, 14 Feb 1998, Michael Samuel wrote:

> On Fri, 13 Feb 1998, Hume Smith wrote:
> > well if it ftpget doesn't try the recommended method at all (which
> > does work in this case), shouldn't it be changed? (i'd do it, but
> > ftpget.c is too big a pasta plate for me to do it quickly :)
> Ok, lets say you want to download the latest netscape, you followed the
> instruction on the web, clicked the download link to your favourite
> mirror, and heres what squid does with your proposal:
> Now, how much quicker is the second one, considering it takes 3-5 seconds
> for the site to respond.

Why not try the quicker method first, then recognising that for some
esoteric reason the quicker method may not work, use the slower method as
a fall-back? After all, the aim is to retrieve the file...


Received on Fri Feb 13 1998 - 19:46:24 MST

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