ftp archives disappearing?

woodelf bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca
Mon Mar 19 20:09:31 CDT 2007


Dave McGuire wrote:

>   I've been trying to avoid this thread, but I'm having a hard time  
> ignoring this.
> 
>   I find the idea somewhat idiotic that someone puts up a web  server, 
> or an *anonymous* ftp server, and then gets all bent out of  shape when 
> people actually use it.  I mean, sure, it's rude to just  scrape the 
> hell out of someone's server all at once, but part of the  
> responsibility must lie with the people putting the material out there.

>   And still people whine when people slurp all the bits that have  been 
> made available to slurp?

I just let them slurp the *virus downloads* too.
My gripe is over a slow link your download dies after the first few hours.
If I want to wait a week downloading one file *1 I think the provider *needs*
to provide all of it even if I am dial up.

>            -Dave

*1 a linux CD rom image comes to mind here.





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