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Re: Open Source Enthusiast

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: Open Source Enthusiast
Date: Thu, 04 Dec 2014 03:24:48 -0500

   > The GNU project already has a FTP deamon, why not simply use
   > that?  Seems like an waste of effort to write yet another FTP
   > deamon (which is a relativley complicated protocol to get right).

   I agree that it would be a waste but we don't really need another
   FTP daemon here.  We rather need something that makes easier to
   fake responses and to hook up our own tests as we already do with

In that case, why not modify the GNU FTP to accomedate these features?
Since in this case, it seems to be meant for testing the FTP
funcitonality in wget, it is very much thesame work that is being done
in the inetutils testsuite where we test the FTP server (and client).
This way, all GNU projects woulod benefit and less work would be spent
on reimplementing a hairy and complicated protocol - even if

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