>If I'm reading net-fetch.c correctly, its call to 'wget' doesn't use passive >ftp. This will fail for people behind many firewalls. > >Shouldn't it use --passive-ftp by default? AFAIK, turning it on should >(virtually) never cause a problem, and will be a lot better on balance. In practice I expect most people are using http anyway. But yes, when ftp is in use it seems reasonable enough to select passive mode. p.