Re: Bug#47417: apt: apt-get ftp should retry if USER fails
On Thu, 14 Oct 1999, Zack Weinberg wrote:
> If apt-get attempts to connect to an FTP server and is rejected at the
> USER request, this is usually because the server is throttling connections.
> It should sleep for a short, tunable interval (5-30sec) and retry the same
> download. Instead it immediately proceeds to the next file on its list.
If you turn on acquire::retries to some high value then it will
automatically retry if a file fails.
> Also, I am not certain, but it appears that apt-get reconnects to the FTP
> server for every file transfer. It'd be nice if it would cache the control
It does reuse the control connection