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Re: NCFTP and IPV6.

William F. Acker WB2FLW +1-303-722-7209 wrote:
On Tue, 13 Nov 2007, John Summerfield wrote:

Ed Greshko wrote:
John Summerfield wrote:
William F. Acker WB2FLW +1-303-722-7209 wrote:
Hi all,

     In F7, ncftp-3.2.0 would gladly use the IPV6 address of a host if
offered.  In F8, ncftp-3.2.1 ignores the v6 address in favor of the v4
address.  I understand that a patch is required.  Does anyone know if
it will be added as errata in the lifetime of F8?
I thought ncftp had died. I used it as far back as my OS/2, but about
ncftp 3.x I think it was it was changed incompatibly and became less
useful to me.

These days I use lftp as my preferred ftp client. I think it's part of
the default set.

I'm sorry, I have to ask.

How does that being to answer the OP's question? I mean it doesn't even say
that lftp does what the OP wants.  Some folks may consider that answer
almost as bad as a poorly formed question.

I'm sure Bill will ask for clarification if he needs it.

I don't know whether it does IP6 because I don't use IP6 and don't even know where to go to test it. However, Bill's a capable fellow and well able to install it and try it.

Functionally, ncftp and lftp do a pretty similar job.

Hi, John and Ed,

John: I also started using ncftp when i was Warped, and loved it. I still do. If you don't use IPV6, you should. Poke around at

I got a bit peeved when I had to rewrite some scripts that I used for downloading via crontabs. I now use lynx when I need to generate a list of URNs and wget for that. However, lftp is a fine client, and does pretty much all I need.

OTOH I first used pine on OS/2 and still do, though not for everything. It's especially good as the final spam filter:-)

www.aarnet.edu.au and grab a tunnel. It's fun! If you're interested and need help, just yell.

One can only have so much fun! My latest toy is YAC on which I run F8 and plan on running virtual machines.

Ed: My reaction to John's post was identical to yours, but I know what to expect from him after all these years on the list. I guess I have a fondness for him because we were once OS/2 users. <grin>

I might dig out a Warp Connect CD and see whether it runs. A mate still uses OS/2. Just as a server, hiding behind Trustix.



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