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Re: [Xen-devel] in the makefile for wget ftp:// etc.

On Mon, 12 Jul 2004, Avery Pennarun wrote:

>  - http is an all-around better protocol for (literally!) everything, so if
>    you're just downloading stuff, use http instead.  It uses only one port,
>    doesn't need a passive mode at all, can pipeline requests to reduce
>    latency, and most http servers are non-forking so they can handle a
>    higher load.

that's the real answer. 

But if you ever need ftp, it ought to be passive, not because of dumb NATs 
but because of security rules now in effect at many sites.


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