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Old 12-01-2004, 08:59 AM   #1
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Question Strange problem with apt-get FTP

I've been experiencing some strange issues with apt-get lately on my testing/main Debian laptop.

Whenever I try to access an FTP server, it fails with the error message "USER/PASS too long". Yet when I log into the FTP server manually (and anonymously) using gFTP, it works! I checked the and nothing obvious jumped out at me.

I haven't modified any settings in the /etc/apt directory that would influence the FTP function. Has anybody experienced something like this before?
Old 12-01-2004, 09:16 AM   #2
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What happens when you use HTTP instead of FTP with APT? Do you get the same results?

(Wow...way too many acronyms in one line there....)
Old 12-01-2004, 09:32 AM   #3
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Using HTTP (which, on my network, is proxied), seems to work, so I'll change over to using that.

What FTP libraries/apps does the apt suite use?


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