The only sites that I have encountered that Netscape fails
on are ones that have broken PASV implementations. These
sites are in violation of the RFC so there isn't much
I can do about that. If you know of any sites that fail
please email me with the address.
> Also, Netscape (and other browsers) open and close the ftp
> connection for each transfer, whereas the standard ftp clients
> maintain the control connection for the entire session. This
> means that your browser must *fight* the traffic for each directory
> listing, file transfer, etc.
Other browsers do that, but not Netscape. Netscape reuses
FTP control connections whereever possible. It is sometimes
necessary to sever a control connection but in most cases
it is reused.
-- Lou Montulli http://www.mcom.com/people/montulli/ Netscape Communications Corp.