Re: Another problem with usage charges


Steven Bellovin (ulysses!smb@ucbvax.Berkeley.EDU)
29 Apr 88 14:18:32 GMT


In article <8804260944.AA25473@ucbvax.Berkeley.EDU> VALDIS@CLVM.CLARKSON.EDU (Valdis Kletnieks) writes:
>Ever have this happen to you?
>% ftp someplace.faraway.arpa
>ftp>get big.manymeg.file
>(14 meg of the 15 meg file has been transferred)
>netinet: net unreachable
>
>Who pays for the 14 meg of usage?

Well -- if you read the spec, FTP itself implements checkpoint/restart.
Better protocols may be desirable, but for now we should make the most
of the ones we already have.

Has anyone implemented checkpoint/restart in FTP?

        --Steve Bellovin
        ulysses!smb
        smb@ulysses.att.com



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