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LFTP 4.4.8 - ftp/http client ( Lucid 528-005 )
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PostPosted: Sat 29 Sep 2012, 11:40    Post subject:  LFTP 4.4.8 - ftp/http client ( Lucid 528-005 )
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LFTP is sophisticated ftp/http client, file transfer program supporting a number of network protocols. Like BASH, it has job control and uses readline library for input. It has bookmarks, built-in mirror, can transfer several files in parallel. It was designed with reliability in mind. LFTP is free software, distributed under GNU GPL license.

LFTP includes the following features (some may be missed in this list):

FTP and HTTP protocols support.
FTP (e.g. TIS FWTK) proxy support.
HTTP proxy support.
FTP over HTTP proxy support (hftp and CONNECT method).
HTTPS and FTPS protocols support using GNU TLS or OpenSSL library.
Automatic OPIE/SKEY support in FTP protocol.
FXP transfers support (between two FTP servers, bypassing client machine).
FTP listings support: unix-style, NT, EPLF, OS/2, AS400, MacWebStar, MLSD.
Automatic reconnect and retry of an operation on retriable errors or timeout.
IPv6 support in both FTP and HTTP.
FISH protocol support. It uses ssh with no special program on server side.
SFTP protocol v3-v6 support.
HTTP/1.1 keep-alive support.
Partial WebDAV support.
BitTorrent protocol support (including IPv6).
BitTorrent extensions: Fast, DHT, PEX, Multi-tracker, Metadata, magnet.
Experimental support for SRV DNS records.
SOCKS support (configure option).
Modification time preservation (if server can report it).
`reget' and `reput' support.
Built-in mirror and reverse mirror (mirror -R).
Transfer rate throttling for each connection and for all connections in sum.
Limit for number of connections to the same site. Interruption of background transfer to do a foreground operation when the limit is reached.
Socket options tuning: buffer size and maximum segment size.
Job queueing.
Job execution at specified time.
Comprehensive scripting support.
URL recognition in most operations.
Readline library is used for input.
Context sensitive completion.
Bash-like prompt extensions.
Launching of local shell commands.
Suspend support.
Saving of last directory on each site. `cd -' to go there.
Copying of files between two servers, e.g. between FTP and HTTP.
Numerous settings which can be associated with a specific server or a group.
Paging of remote files using external program.
`zcat' and `zmore' support.
Help for commands.
Command history saved in a file.
Transfer status includes rate and ETA.
File listing cache.
Background jobs (bash-like).
Job output redirection to a file or to a program via pipe.
Conditional commands depending on exit status of previous one.
Loading of binary modules at run time (configure option).
`pget' to download a file using several connections. `pget' download can be continued as it saves a status file periodically.
`mirror' can download several files in parallel (--parallel option) and a single file with `pget' (--use-pget-n option).
Slots. Each slot is a separate session, switch using Meta-{1-9} or `slot' command. Refer to a slot site using pseudo URL slot:name.

Version 4.4.0 - 2012-09-27

implemented bittorrent extensions (FAST, DHT, LTEP, ut_metadata, ut_pex).
allow torrent downloading by magnet links.
new setting torrent:use-dht.
new torrent option --dht-bootstrap for manual bootstrapping.
add support for name.utf-8 and path.utf-8 in torrent metadata.
now net:limit-rate and net:limit-total-rate settings can use suffixes, e.g. `set net:limit-total-rate 1M:500k'.
allow numeric user names.
don't try to upload if ALLO fails.
send PROT to ftp servers always when AUTH is activated.
fixed gnutls non-fatal error checking.
fixed execution of at-finish and at-queue-finish in certain cases.
fixed termcap coredump.
fixed opie on 64-bit machines.

Examples & Help:

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Description  Documentation

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