[ntp:questions] Re: Taming the pinball machine

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Tue Nov 11 06:09:43 UTC 2003


I would like to make things as easy as possible in view of the
persistent intense abuse. I did verify the web really does work to
snatch files form here. If this doesn't work, please squawk and I'll
pass the grief to the sysadmins.


Roy wrote:
> "David L. Mills" wrote in message news:<3FAF2F26.764A8AA at udel.edu>...
> > Barry,
> >
> > Arrgh. We get hundreds of indexing attacks every night, one of which
> > might have sprung a block against you. The ultimate problem is that the
> > ftp server insists that the DNS name agrees with with your IP address. I
> > am told by our system staff that the workaround of choice is to snarf
> > via the web ftp://ftp.udel.edu. Modern life is becoming really
> > complicated.
> Hi Dave,
> This workaround doesn't work for me, either from home or work.  From
> work, the ftp behavior is just like Barry describes -- I have no
> chance to even try to enter an anonymous login before the connection
> is "closed by remote host."
> Have a great time,
> roy

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