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Re: Open Source Enthusiast

From: Giuseppe Scrivano
Subject: Re: Open Source Enthusiast
Date: Thu, 04 Dec 2014 09:47:27 +0100
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address@hidden (Alfred M. Szmidt) writes:

>    > 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
>    HTTP.
> 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
> partially.

I don't see anything bad in this (and honestly I don't really expect we
test every bit of FTP).

Utpal, if you are still interested, could you start looking at the ftpd
implementation in inetutils?  Assuming you are familiar with C.

Let's move this discussion to address@hidden or address@hidden
as I guess other people on this list may not be interested.


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