From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC; en-US; rv:0.9.2) Gecko/20010713 BuildID: 2001071305 An alert stating "BSD Type: L8" pops up when attempting to download a file from the url above and no download takes place. IE 5.1 downloads that same file (.dmg.gz type) as expected when the same link is clicked. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Go to url: http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/productivity_tools/jcalendar.html 2.click on the link to download jCalendar. -> an alert pops up ("BSD Type: L8") and no download takes place. Expected Results: file gets downloaded as with IE 5.1
confirming with win2k build 20010715.. ->FTP see bug 84472 (marking depency)
Assignee: pchen → dougt
Component: Browser-General → Networking: FTP
Depends on: 84472
QA Contact: doronr → tever
the actual url with the problem is above. The site is returning a non standard system. I will add a check for this in our handling, but this really is a workaround to a poorly set up ftp server.
I checked in fixes for this bug this afternoon. QA, please verify.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Thanks Doug, I will also give it a try. btw, I saw a similar type of error when trying to ftp to a MacOSX box (from OS9). Exact msg was : "UNKNOWN type: L8". Expected ftp listing shows up fine in 4.x Is this the same bug?
Hey JJ, The problem that you describe is a different problem. The ftp logic, as it is today, requires that the ftp server return a valid known SYST response. The current valid and known responses that we handle are "windows" and "unix" (including bsd - this bug). The server that you are referring to, sends UNKNOWN back. Because of this we have no idea (as it is currently design) to know what LIST format it will send back. It is a bug - the 'ftp to index-html' converter should not require any knowledge of what the LIST format is prior to parsing. If it didn't, we could support a wider range of server LIST formats.
Are you saying that every time we'll encounter a new SYST type running an ftp server, we'll be hosed? That would be bad :-) How come 4.x displays the content of my OSX machine without any problem? Is there any plan to fix the underlying bug you're talking about (accepting a wider range of LIST formats) ?
I am saying that we only support SYST responses of UNIX or WINDOWS. This worked in 4.x cause its LIST parsing worked totally different. I am not sure if there is a bug assigned to me regarding this problem (there may be). This probably will be a hot item for the osx users.
verified - not seeing BSD alert message WinNT4 2001082803 Mac os9 2001082908
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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