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poiju> date Sat Feb 7 17:21:43 EET 2004 poiju> ssh garbo.uwasa.fi 'ftpcount' Authentication successful. Service class local - 0 users (no maximum) Service class remote - 27 users ( 80 maximum)And from the next day just a small extract from our logs to show the diversity of downloaders
04:51:18 /pub/pc/link/tscmd.zip ip68-227-45-228.lv.lv.cox.net : 09:28:51 /pub/pc/link/tsbat.zip 188.8.131.52 : 10:03:25 /pub/unix/ts/0news_u.txt ua103d82.elisa.omakaista.fi 10:03:48 /pub/pc/source/00index.txt host131-136.pool80104.interbusiness.it 10:06:00 /pub/windows/graphics/psp311.zip host-209-214-56-47.ard.bellsouth.net 10:06:14 /pub/pc/link/tsfaqp.zip bb219-74-112-121.singnet.com.sg 10:07:56 /pub/pc/educgames/scramble.zip 184.108.40.206.dial.bluewin.chSo Garbo seems to be alive, and according to our log files there is a regular flow of downloads. Regrettably there is nothing I can do about your situation, since while I maintain a major part of the program library at Garbo, I do not do Garbo's system maintenance. From that point of view I am just another Garbo user, albait with some special privileges.
The access problems (if they persist) are up to first your own and then our system managers. I am not in the loop.
In general if you are having persistent problems (a week or more) in reaching Garbo (not problems with Garbo itself) the first person to contact is your own site's system manager. For example, you might get an error message like "host unknown". This means that your own host does not know garbo.uwasa.fi. The Garbo information is missing from your site's hosts-file, and your host is not using distributed name service. There is nothing that can be done about such a problem from this end. (You can try to use the IP number 220.127.116.11 in that case as a temporary measure).
You might also get a more radical error message like "Access to the Scandinavian nodes has been discontinued, due to the slowness and unreliability of the network connections." Again this is a problem that has nothing to do directly with Garbo. It is probably a question of your site's net privileges and arrangements, or a problem between different networks quite beyond our control.
There is more information in the item "Re: garbo: cannot map your network address to a hostname ?" in the feedback and information file ftp://garbo.uwasa.fi/pc/pd2/tspost18.zip. If you have a connection, but get something like "We cannot map your network address to a hostname, if this isn't fixed soon, access from your host will be unavailable" see that file.
We do not accept guest users on Garbo. This means that what you tried, is not allowed at our site. The only direct ways you can get connected to our system is using the true ftp system or using the World Wide Web as described in the item "How do I get files from Garbo? ".
I followed the advice in the FAQ for downloading, and have had limited success. I use Netscape on a Unix machine. When I try to download ztimer20.zip by clicking the right mouse button, I get a dialogue box asking for a user name and password. When I enter "anonymous" and "email@example.com" as name and password, respectively, I get access denied due to invalid name/password or the site does not permit anonymous FTP access.
I'm pretty sure that your site's firewall (socks server) is asking for local authorization to open ftp-port. ftp is often blocked at firewalls, because ftp requires transmitting username and password in clear text. Some firewall schemes also maintain lists of allowed ftp-sites (and similar lists for other protocols).
The early bird may catch the worm, but it is the second mouse,
who gets the cheese.
This is a pointer to the list of Garbo's authorized mirrors . Please note that I can't guarantee that the mirror status information is up-to-date.