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Re: lynx-dev QUESTION

From: James Phillips
Subject: Re: lynx-dev QUESTION
Date: Mon, 27 Dec 1999 07:29:52 -0800 (PST)

--- BERNARD SCHWEITZER <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hello,
> Thanks you to have created Lynx! Lynx is very easy to use for blinds. It's 
> also so hard to find programs running under DOS!
> I have a problem to connect me on two sites.
> I use Lynx 2.8.2. When I connect me to, a link appears 
> with another address. I press ENTER. After a little moment, I see the 
> following message:
> Read 16384 bytes of data,
> followed by speed. When I wait ten minutes, I always see the same message. 
> The first (of two) pages is displayed, and I can do anything. I must abort 
> connection.
> The second site is When I try to connect me, I always 
> see the same message:
> HTTP request sent; waiting for response.
Both links work under the win32 version of LYNX 2.8.2
Have you tried again later, to see if the problem is temporary?
> I know that Network Associates have made changes to those sites, and I 
> suspect that there's an incompatibility beetween Lynx and those sites.
> I would like to ask you something else. DOS versions of Lynx can't be used 
> to make FTP connection. I know that it's possible to define, in LYNX.CFG, 
> a FTP_PROXY setting, but my provider has now no PROXY that can be 
> configured. It only has an automatically and transparent PROCY, that don't 
> allow me to use LYNX to make FTP connexion. Do it exist a solution for me?
Don't know. Workarounds: third party ftp program; or Use a terminal program
to access your ISP's version of LYNX and download using zmodem or kermit.
> Thnks for your answer!

James Phillips
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