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Re: lynx-dev something wrong with ftp directory listing?

From: Leonid Pauzner
Subject: Re: lynx-dev something wrong with ftp directory listing?
Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2000 15:55:22 +0300 (MSK)

17-Feb-2000 18:37 Klaus Weide wrote:
>> FWIW i've always found FTP slower than HTTP when using Lynx
>> & assumed it was something inherent to the protocols.
>> this is the kind of thing KW would expatiate on at great length,
>> mb when he's returned from his current hike (smile).

> FTP has to be slower from a Web browser, because the browser has to
> completely open a new connection, with all the initial greetings and
> other back-and-forth, for each access.  A "real" ftp client keeps
> a session open, so everything but the initial login can be done
> much faster (less messages exchanged, and less TCP connections used).

Is it possible to keep FTP connection open with lynx?
At least when the next request goes to the same ftp host
as the previous request was, and close the connection
when we start visiting another host or exit lynx finally.

>    Klaus

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