RE: a broken FTP site

From: Hume Smith <>
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 1998 10:36:38 -0400

> Now, how much quicker is the second one, considering it takes 3-5 seconds
> for the site to respond.

i know perfectly well the recommended method is slower to start. now, is it preferable to have a proxy server work slowly or not work quickly? and remember it only affects the startup - if you're fetching something like Netrape (something around 10 MB) the time it takes to start the transfer is a small part of your worry :)

i'm also not advocating using the recommended method to the exclusion of the other; but it should at least be a fallback.

anyway, it's immaterial, it's fixed in 1.2.

Hume Smith
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Received on Sat Feb 14 1998 - 06:43:47 MST

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