Solution : Bug in Netscape browser 3.x - can not follow ftp link

Solution : Bug in Netscape browser 3.x - can not follow ftp link

Post by Tomas Pospise » Thu, 28 Nov 1996 04:00:00



Hi c.i.w.s.u people,

Please correct me in case anybody feels this doesn't belong into this
group.

I just discovered what seems to be a Netscape bug:

A client of ours was not able to follow a link with his Netscape
browser, that was pointing on an empty ftp://ftp.dummy.ch/dummy
directory.

This behaveor occured with 3.0 & 3.09 & 2.x (don't know wich version)
under Windows95. Strangely enough he was the only one who experienced
this, other people with the same OS and browser on a different machine
had no problems.

The browser would come up with some cryptic error messages that would
change each time he'd try to follow the link.

Don't know where the bug in netscape is, but:

Solution: put any file into the directory and the browser can follow the
simlink (again)...

if anybody's interested in "wu-ftpd -d" log (s)he can find it at the end
of the email.

cheers, looking forward to yet more obscure netscape bugs ...
KeepAlive=0
T

(Cc: to netscape)

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"wu-ftpd -d" log:
Nov 27 18:10:55 spin wu-ftpd[9712]: connect from pppF1.spin.ch
Nov 27 18:10:55 spin wu-ftpd[9712]: <--- 220
Nov 27 18:10:55 spin wu-ftpd[9712]: server FTP server (Version
wu-2.4(12) Wed Oct 23 12:44:26 MET DST 1996) ready.
Nov 27 18:10:55 spin wu-ftpd[9712]: command: USER anonymous^M
Nov 27 18:10:55 spin wu-ftpd[9712]: <--- 331
Nov 27 18:10:55 spin wu-ftpd[9712]: Guest login ok, send your complete
e-mail address as password.

Nov 27 18:10:56 spin wu-ftpd[9712]: <--- 230-
Nov 27 18:10:56 spin wu-ftpd[9712]: Welcome, archive user at
pppF1.spin.ch !
Nov 27 18:10:56 spin wu-ftpd[9712]: <--- 230-
Nov 27 18:10:56 spin wu-ftpd[9712]:
Nov 27 18:10:56 spin wu-ftpd[9712]: <--- 230-
Nov 27 18:10:56 spin wu-ftpd[9712]: The current local time is Wed, 27
Nov 1996 18:10:56 GMT
Nov 27 18:10:56 spin wu-ftpd[9712]: <--- 230-
Nov 27 18:10:56 spin wu-ftpd[9712]: You are 6 out of 20 FTP connections
in your class.
Nov 27 18:10:56 spin wu-ftpd[9712]: <--- 230-
Nov 27 18:10:56 spin wu-ftpd[9712]:
Nov 27 18:10:56 spin wu-ftpd[9712]: <--- 230-
Nov 27 18:10:56 spin wu-ftpd[9712]: If have any unusual problems, please

Nov 27 18:10:56 spin wu-ftpd[9712]: <--- 230-
Nov 27 18:10:56 spin wu-ftpd[9712]:
Nov 27 18:10:56 spin wu-ftpd[9712]: <--- 230-
Nov 27 18:10:56 spin wu-ftpd[9712]: If you do have problems, please try
using a dash (-) as the first
Nov 27 18:10:56 spin wu-ftpd[9712]: <--- 230-
Nov 27 18:10:56 spin wu-ftpd[9712]: character of your password -- this
will turn off the continuation
Nov 27 18:10:56 spin wu-ftpd[9712]: <--- 230-
Nov 27 18:10:56 spin wu-ftpd[9712]: messages that may be confusing your
ftp client.
Nov 27 18:10:56 spin wu-ftpd[9712]: <--- 230-
Nov 27 18:10:56 spin wu-ftpd[9712]:
Nov 27 18:10:56 spin wu-ftpd[9712]: <--- 230-
Nov 27 18:10:56 spin wu-ftpd[9712]: Please use the /incoming directory

Nov 27 18:10:56 spin wu-ftpd[9712]: <--- 230-
Nov 27 18:10:56 spin wu-ftpd[9712]: want to have done with the file -
uncommented files will be deleted.
Nov 27 18:10:56 spin wu-ftpd[9712]: <--- 230-
Nov 27 18:10:56 spin wu-ftpd[9712]:
Nov 27 18:10:56 spin wu-ftpd[9712]: <--- 230
Nov 27 18:10:56 spin wu-ftpd[9712]: Guest login ok, access restrictions
apply.
Nov 27 18:10:56 spin wu-ftpd[9712]: command: SYST^M
Nov 27 18:10:56 spin wu-ftpd[9712]: <--- 215
Nov 27 18:10:56 spin wu-ftpd[9712]: UNIX Type: L8
Nov 27 18:10:56 spin wu-ftpd[9712]: command: PASV^M
Nov 27 18:10:56 spin wu-ftpd[9712]: <--- 227
Nov 27 18:10:56 spin wu-ftpd[9712]: Entering Passive Mode
(194,209,46,3,4,82)
Nov 27 18:10:57 spin wu-ftpd[9712]: command: TYPE I^M
Nov 27 18:10:57 spin wu-ftpd[9712]: <--- 200
Nov 27 18:10:57 spin wu-ftpd[9712]: Type set to I.
Nov 27 18:10:57 spin wu-ftpd[9712]: command: SIZE /pub/home/archobau/^M
Nov 27 18:10:57 spin wu-ftpd[9712]: <--- 550
Nov 27 18:10:57 spin wu-ftpd[9712]: /pub/home/archobau/: not a plain
file.
Nov 27 18:10:57 spin wu-ftpd[9712]: command: CWD /pub/home/archobau/^M
Nov 27 18:10:57 spin wu-ftpd[9712]: <--- 250
Nov 27 18:10:57 spin wu-ftpd[9712]: CWD command successful.
Nov 27 18:10:57 spin wu-ftpd[9712]: command: NLST^M
Nov 27 18:10:57 spin wu-ftpd[9712]: <--- 550
Nov 27 18:10:57 spin wu-ftpd[9712]: No files found.
Nov 27 18:10:57 spin wu-ftpd[9712]: lost connection to pppF1.spin.ch
[194.209.46.31]
Nov 27 18:10:57 spin wu-ftpd[9712]: FTP session closed