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Re: connection fight

From: Lou Montulli <montulli@netscape.com>
Date: Sun, 23 Apr 1995 15:27:10 -0700
Message-Id: <9504231527.ZM22853@strumpet.mcom.com>
To: ccaserio@corp.micrognosis.com, Multiple recipients of list <www-talk@www10.w3.org>
On Apr 22,  3:43pm, Christopher Caserio wrote:
> Subject: Re: connection fight
> >
> >      Well, I have never listened a word about Netscape being "weak" in
> > the "fight" for connections.
> >      Does anybody have something to say about it ???
> >
> Netscape does *seem* to have more problems getting an FTP
> link than other tools (ftptool, ncftp, ftp); but that is
> only a feeling, not scientific at all.

The only sites that I have encountered that Netscape fails
on are ones that have broken PASV implementations.  These
sites are in violation of the RFC so there isn't much
I can do about that.  If you know of any sites that fail
please email me with the address.

>
> Also, Netscape (and other browsers) open and close the ftp
> connection for each transfer, whereas the standard ftp clients
> maintain the control connection for the entire session. This
> means that your browser must *fight* the traffic for each directory
> listing, file transfer, etc.

Other browsers do that, but not Netscape.  Netscape reuses
FTP control connections whereever possible.  It is sometimes
necessary to sever a control connection but in most cases
it is reused.


-- 
Lou Montulli                 http://www.mcom.com/people/montulli/
       Netscape Communications Corp.
Received on Monday, 24 April 1995 02:02:43 UTC

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