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Re: Large file uploads via PHP

On Tue, 2006-12-05 at 10:49 -0700, Nate Duehr wrote:
> Duncan Robertson wrote:
> > The problem is ftp is pretty crap, then you end up having to trouble
> > shoot all sorts of annoying ftp client / firewall hassles, passive VS
> > non passive, telling people to use filezilla because a web browser is a
> > really crap ftp client when used through a proxy.. etc etc..
> > Not to mention trying to use secure ftp through a firewall.
> Blaming the protocol for the network's failings or the training (not) 
> given to the end-users is silly.
> Nate

If the network has failings I look forward to details of your solution
(being that chunk of the internet I don't have any control over). It
would be wonderful to use ftp in the way it was intended. Blaming the
ftp protocol for the network's failings it would be like blaming the
smtp protocol because it's design allows it to be abused by spammers.
And yes, I agree, a course in debugging firewall/NAT/proxy issues for
the ftp protocol would be handy for everybody before they are allowed
use an internet connected computer. 


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