Accessing Microsoft's CIFS FTP server
Christopher R. Hertel
crh at ubiqx.mn.org
Tue Dec 23 22:34:03 GMT 2003
I'm not sure what the problem is but there have been reports recently
about Microsoft's FTP server being down or broken. If you're looking for
the old-but-still-interesting CIFS documentation that Microsoft keeps
there, the server problems may be annoying you.
I found that the lynx browser (yes, really) will work.
$ lynx ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/developr/drg/CIFS/
I believe that it has something to do with the way that lynx implements
Active Mode FTP. I'm not sure about this, but I should point out that the
above won't work from behind a NAT/Firewall (which is consistent with the
Active Mode theory).
"Implementing CIFS - the Common Internet FileSystem" ISBN: 013047116X
Samba Team -- http://www.samba.org/ -)----- Christopher R. Hertel
jCIFS Team -- http://jcifs.samba.org/ -)----- ubiqx development, uninq.
ubiqx Team -- http://www.ubiqx.org/ -)----- crh at ubiqx.mn.org
OnLineBook -- http://ubiqx.org/cifs/ -)----- crh at ubiqx.org
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