[Techtalk] "I need to use Windows because ..."

Dave North dave at timocharis.com
Sun Aug 11 10:09:17 EST 2002

> 3)A good multi-threaded FTP program.  gFTP crashes when I am trying to
> transfer gigs of data from the BSD boxes to the new Linux boxes.

Someone here kept bugging me to try ncftp like it was the greatest thing
since sliced bread, but I dragged my feet until just recently.
	It's the greatest thing since sliced bread. Thanks, whomever, and
my apologies for not remembering.
	I don't know if it's exactly what you're after, but I did just do
	ncftp -R /usr
...from one machine to the other two nights ago; transferred the whole
tree, working, without a hitch.

> Another question......what distro are most of you using?

	In the days of yore, redhat -> suse <mklinux/linuxppc -> freeBSD>
[slackware debian minix <beos> susePPC mandrake <netBSD/OpenBSD> plan9
gentoo] back to Debian for now. Harder to set up initially, easier to run
when finally in place.
	I have in mind to point out that Debian is much easier to install
if you have a working install from another distro and can crib what you
can't figure out.
	Once you have a working install, it's pretty portable (and you may
never need to do another).


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