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Re: Intent to package: GREED

On Mon, 26 Apr 1999, Pedro Guerreiro wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 26, 1999 at 03:29:09AM +0200, Martin Bialasinski wrote:
> > 
> >   Known bugs: 
> >   Won't download from ftp.microsoft.com. (like you will want to anyway) 
> > 
> > If the author blocks ftp.microsoft.com, this blocking has to be
> > removed or the programm has to go to non-free because it violates
> > point 6 of the DFSG.
> Quote from README:
> 	Question?:      Why won't greed let me download files from
>         	        ftp.microsoft.com?
> 	Answer!:        Truthfully, I have no idea... it logically doesn't
>         	        make any sense... I've logged into thier server
>                 	before to see if they do anything abnormal, but
> 	                unfortunately they don't... If anyone has any
>         	        suggestions on this matter, please e-mail me

The problem is with the FTP service in NT IIS.  It doesn't honour the REST
command (actually does, but accepts only REST 0 , which is kind off
pointless but standard-complying).  wget and ncftp have the same problem.

I lost track of the thread, could someone forward this to the upstream

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