[Coco] Virus infected files on ftp://maltedmedia.com

Willard Goosey goosey at virgo.sdc.org
Thu May 13 03:18:15 EDT 2004

>Date: Wed, 12 May 2004 23:27:13 -0400
>From: Robert Gault <robert.gault at worldnet.att.net>
>Dennis Bathory-Kitsz wrote:
>> At 09:51 AM 5/12/04 -0400, Robert Gault wrote:
>I may have found out what my problem is. I obtained an FTP program, 
>AceFTP for Windows, and tried a download from maltedmedia. This time I 
>received some diagnostic info via the ftp program.
>Within seconds of getting the complete Coco_2001.zip file I got:
>450 Socket write to client timed out.

>Transferred 3,158,016 bytes in 927.03 seconds (3.33KB/s)
>Unable to complete transfer
>Connection reset by peer
>Looks like there may be a time-out problem with slow dial-up connections 
>to your ftp server. I'd bet that this was what was happening the 
>previous three attempts with Mozilla and IE but they don't give 
>diagnostic reports.

To me, it looks more like your client is timing out on the server.

I haven't downloaded huge stuff like yearly archives of the list, but
I did download the entire Princeton file archives from maltedmedia (I
was polite, only grabbed one or two letters worth (A* B*) a night)
without any problems with a 28.8 dial-up which averages about 2 to 2.5
KB/s on a good day.

Willard Goosey  goosey at sdc.org
Socorro, New Mexico, USA
"I've never been to Contempt!  Isn't that somewhere in New Mexico?"
   --- Yacko

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