Tried ncftp, xftp, gftp, and netscape ftp. They all start then stall and
this is real.
seen it with netscape when doing an ftp (not http) transfer >10MB
seen it with mirror when doing >10-15 files ~100Kb in size
and tried ftp directly doing multiple files with prompt and mget
and with a single large file - hung both times.
have tried to upgrade the ftp to rawhide (--nodeps on ncurses and readline)
and Uvh on ftp to (below) - it is still hanging:
Name : ftp Relocations: (not relocateable)
Version : 0.17 Vendor: Red Hat, Inc.
Release : 2 Build Date: Wed 05 Apr 2000 08:48:35
Install date: Wed 03 May 2000 09:29:49 AM EDT Build Host:
Group : Applications/Internet Source RPM: ftp-0.17-2.src.rpm
Size : 71889 License: BSD
This is not a problem with FTP, but rather the network configuration. The most
probable candidates are network driver's full/half duplex settings and link
speed negotiation (or forcing).