Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 31331
gftp loops and disconnects after file transfer interruption
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:32:06 EDT
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While using gftp to transfer large files, it is supposed to restart where
it left off after a time-out or disconnect. Instead it enters a "ping
pong" action, where it tries to reconnect, almost immediately disconnects,
then reconnects, etc., until the max number of retries is reached.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Start file download with gftp
2.Interrupt the file transfer
3.watch as it tries to restart
Actual Results: it loops, (connects, disconnects, connects, disconnects,
It's interesting that there still appears to be a data transfer in
Expected Results: Should have restarted the file transfer where it left
I am on a slow 24k baud dial-up connection.
My ISP disconnects me after 1 hour.
Either a time-out, or an ISP disconnect, will cause me to lose the last
hour of downloaded data when transferring a large file, unless gftp can
restart the download.
This should be fixed in latest gftp, reopen if not.