Using rsync to list ftp sites

Dave Dykstra dwd at
Fri Sep 7 01:01:22 EST 2001

On Wed, Sep 05, 2001 at 06:32:27AM +0200, Kasper Lindvig wrote:
> I can't figure out how to use rsync to list the contents of ftp sites.
> Some ftp sites I know have rsync installed, and those I am able to list
> contents from using their DNS site name, but not the ip address. I know it
> is possible to copy files using rsync between different computers on the
> internet using for instance ftp, but how is that done?

Rsync is totally independent of ftp; it cannot use the ftp protocol.  
The only way you can use rsync on "ftp sites" is by the site owners
also installing rsync.

- Dave Dykstra

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