: >>seems fine but my archie queries always come back with:
: >>archie failed: Timed out (dirsend)
: >I have this problem too. It affects both archie and xarchie. They
: program on serveral different UNIX's, (Linux, NeXT, AIX, SunOS) and it gives
: the dirsend error quite often. Occasionally it does work though.
: If anyone knows of a working archie program for Linux, please post about
: it. I'm sure there are tons of people who would like it.
I'm using both archie (V 1.4.1) and xarchie (the latest binary from
sunsite); my kernel version is 1.1.24; from time to time I'm getting
this timeout message, but generally it's working really fine !!
I think the reason is either a too high network traffic on the local net
or too many users accessing the archie host (sometimes it helps
to switch to another archie server).
I don't think it has any to do w/ the network code in the kernel,
because I've seen this quite often in the dos versions, too
(i.e. FTP's TCP/IP and the binary of archie for that).
One should check the archie hostslist for the closest archie host:
telnet to archie.sura.net (my host is archie.univie.ac.at)
login w/ archie and search for "servers".
PS I've tried this minutes to make a search for archie:
2 times I've got the time out from the vienna server,
then I used archie.unipi.it and after 1 time out I got
a bunch of response...
Location: earth, europe, austria, vienna Inst. of Bacteriology Vet.Univ.