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Re: lynx-dev what was the trick to using ftp?

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev what was the trick to using ftp?
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2003 18:28:36 -0400
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On Sat, Apr 12, 2003 at 06:15:44PM -0400, Philip Webb wrote:
> 030412 Thomas Dickey wrote:
> >> 030412 Henry Nelson wrote:
> >>> Just tried to g)o to "";, but Lynx just sits there
> >>> and times out or gives a message "Can't access ...".
> >> same here with 2-8-5dev.6 .
> >>> Access via the shell prompt, "ftp", is immediate.
> >> yes, but it asks for a username & password & won't login without:
> >> is that the problem?
> > perhaps.  I see that my config has FTP_PASSIVE set to true.
> i have never changed the line in  lynx.cfg :

perhaps the comments apply:

# Set FTP_PASSIVE to TRUE if you want to use passive mode ftp transfers.
# You might have to do this if you're behind a restrictive firewall.

> however,  lynx.cfg  doesn't say what the default behaviour is in this case:
> it looks as if the default is  TRUE , given my experience above.

no - the default is false, but it's in userdefs.h which some people customize:
userdefs.h:518: * If FTP_PASSIVE is set to TRUE here or in lynx.cfg, ftp 
transfers will
userdefs.h:521:#define FTP_PASSIVE        FALSE
src/LYMain.c:191:PUBLIC BOOLEAN ftp_passive = FTP_PASSIVE; /* TRUE if doing ftp 
in passive mode */
src/LYReadCFG.c:1306:     PARSE_SET(RC_FTP_PASSIVE,          ftp_passive),
src/LYrcFile.h:76:#define RC_FTP_PASSIVE                  "ftp_passive"

Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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