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Re: Preparing upload for non-maintainer dpkg-ftp

On Fri, 30 Jan 1998, Yann Dirson wrote:

> Stephen Zander writes:
>  > >   * Added check on Packages files' date (mdtm) to prevent retrievial of
>  > >     already up-to-date files (Fixes: Bug#6018, Bug#8144, Bug#9276).
>  > 
>  > Does this check also handle ftp sites that don't support mdtm?
>  > ftp.debian.org is a prime example of this.
> Sorry to tell this, but mdtm does work quite well on ftp.debian.org ;)
> As I didn't find any site not supporting mdtm, I didn't add support
> for those... it should surely be done, as long as I am pointed to such
> a site.

Certain evil firewalls (such as the the TISFWTK family) do not support
mtdm. They are designed to only allow valid commands through and mtdm is
not in the FTP spec. (Or was not 3 years ago when they were created)


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