[RePEc-announce] ftp mirroring issues

Kit Baum baum at bc.edu
Tue May 11 10:36:33 EDT 2004

Anyone have some understanding of the arrangements here?


> Tony,
> Is that a configurable option on wu-ftpd? I do not understand why it 
> has not consistently been a problem. The issues that others have with 
> accessing the site seem to come and go, which sounds like it relates 
> to an option being switched on and off at different times (or at 
> reboots?)
> I believe a number of other folks in RePEc are quite familiar with 
> wu-ftpd, so I'm not sure why this would be problematic in our case, 
> unless we have ours configured in some custom way.
> Thanks
> Kit
> On May 11, 2004, at 10:26 AM, Tony Schreiner wrote:
>> After a bit of googling,
>> It turns out that solaris and aix ftp's send a NLST for a ls command, 
>> while linux and osx (bsd) send a LIST command. Both send LIST for a 
>> dir.
>> solaris and aix expect LIST to be equivalent to Unix ls -lA, and they 
>> expect NLST to be equivalent to ls (with  no options).
>> wu-ftpd which is what (I think) FTPEAGLE is running, interprets LIST 
>> and NLST differently from most ftp servers, and only sends regular 
>> file names back for a NLST. This was apparently a design decision, 
>> and is controversial.
>> Tony

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