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FS:DIRECTORY-LIST & IP-TCP/FTP
When I try to read my unix mail inbox "/usr/spool/mail/snicoud" I
sometimes have to wait five or more minutes while my Symbolics waits for
a directory listing of our Ultrix host's /usr/spool/mail directory,
which is very large.
So, I think I've traced it down to a call to FS:DIRECTORY-LIST which is
passed "bcsaic:/usr/spool/mail/snicoud.zmail" (the .zmail file being the
renamed file for my inbox). The Ultrix host has FTP as its only FILE
service. Well my Symbolics (7.2 ip-tcp 67.8 (eco 3)) asks Ultrix for
listing of "/usr/spool/mail". Why should it do that? Why not the whole
spec: "/usr/spool/mail/snicoud.zmail"? Is this a bug in IP-TCP or is
this a bug at all?
Has anyone else noticed this behavior?
Stephen L. Nicoud <firstname.lastname@example.org> uw-beaver!bcsaic!snicoud
Boeing Advanced Technology Center for Computer Sciences