Re: [bug #8135] Ftp connection to proxy uses always active mode


On Mon, 30 May 2005, Leonard den Ottolander wrote:

> Hi Pavel,
> On Mon, 2005-05-30 at 11:17, Pavel Tsekov wrote:
> > Now looking at the result I think that it is somewhat confusing and alse
> > excessive  to have two options - 'Use passive mode' and 'Use passive mode
> > over proxy'. IMO, the configuration dialog should keep the old layout and
> > the ftp code should use the 'Use passive mode' flag regardless of the
> > fact if MC uses ftp over proxy or not.
> I thought it wouldn't hurt to be able to configure transfer mode
> independently for both cases. This way the user doesn't have to open the
> VFS dialog in case the modes differ for a direct connection or a
> connection over a proxy.
> Remember that using an exclamation mark in the FTP dialog the user can
> distinguish between using a proxy or not, and he might not want to use
> the same mode in both cases.

Well, I actually didn't know at all that the user can specify a  per
connection proxy. Now, I see your point.

However, the current situation is better than nothing though it is far
from being perfect. Having in mind that the user can specify per
connection settings in the url it is obvious that settings specified in
the configuration dialog should be regarded as fallback settings. I think
the user should be allowed to change each fallback setting for a
given connection. It certainly makes sense to use different proxies for
different target servers as it makes sense to have differen set of
connections modes for each proxy server.

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