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Re: [bug-inetutils] An IPv6-capable FTP client is now pending.

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: [bug-inetutils] An IPv6-capable FTP client is now pending.
Date: Sun, 27 Mar 2011 17:22:40 -0400

   > with a slight risk of talking to myself let me leak some
   > information by mentioning that I today have reached a patch for
   > our FTP client that enables IPv6 support.

   I would like to add a pledge for strategic advice on this
   subject. Since the first message I have elaborated on the
   capacities of the client. Presently my suggestion is based on this

     IPv4:   1) Try EPSV, PASV, LPSV
             2) Try EPRT, PORT, LPRT

   where the order indicates priority order, and where the use of
   EPSV/EPRT can be toggled on/off by a command "epsv4".

     IPv6:   1) Try EPSV, LPSV
             2) Try EPRT, LPRT

   I have tested all thes mechanisms against the FTP server present in

   My question to all other developers is this: Is this priority order
   acceptable? The inclusion of LPRT/LPSV is made in order to cope
   with potentially deteriorate servers in use. Based on the relative
   invisibility of LPRT/LPSV, that method is assigned a minimal

I think this is acceptable, yes.

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