NetBSD Problem Report #7733

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Date: Mon, 7 Jun 1999 23:15:04 -0500 (CDT)
From: Scott Reynolds <>
Subject: ftp retry option doesn't retry when it probably should
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>Number:         7733
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       ftp retry option doesn't retry when it probably should
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    lukem
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Jun 07 21:20:01 +0000 1999
>Last-Modified:  Thu May 22 06:55:13 +0000 2003
>Originator:     Scott Reynolds
>Release:        1.4
	NetBSD 1.4, HP 9000/425T, NAT environment w/dynamic IP
System: NetBSD polka 1.4 NetBSD 1.4 (POLKA) #29: Sat May 8 16:55:15 CDT 1999 scottr@polka:/a/src/sys/arch/hp300/compile/POLKA hp300

	When dropped from (at least some) ftp servers because the number
	of users has reached an administrative limit, the retry option
	doesn't always retry.

	Find a site using NcFTPd that has reached the login limit.  Try to
	fetch a file using a URL on the command line, specifying a retry
	time with the `-r' option.  Notice that it doesn't retry.

	The feature works fine if you simply specify the host to connect
	to rather than a file to retrieve.

	None given.  The problem is probably that the code checks only to
	see if we're connected; we don't track login success or failure
	separately.  This seems simple enough to fix.  However, someone
	more familiar with the code than I am should consider the
	potential problems with any solution.
Responsible-Changed-From-To: bin-bug-people->lukem 
Responsible-Changed-By: lukem 
Responsible-Changed-When: Mon Nov 1 00:20:18 PST 1999 
i should fix this... 

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