Hi Brian and digest users! You wrote: > Well you are over my head on that stuff. I had written: > The FB list digests archive for February 2006 is up on: > > ftp://topo.math.u-psud.fr/pub/lcs/fb/FBdigests2006/ > > My ftp site is probably accessible only when your browser is > configured to use an ftp proxy provided by your ISP. Paraphrase: The difficulties you encountered should be readily overcome by selecting your ISP (= Internet Service Provider) to be the guy to fetch the ftp postings --- rather than you or your ftp program/browser. To accomplish this on my Mac I configure my browsers (Netscape and Opera) to use the ftp proxy provided by my ISP to each and every customer (like me). Here is how I configured my two browsers: Netscape: Preferences>Advanced>Proxies>Manual> FTP Proxy: proxy.free.fr Port: 3128 Opera: Preferences>Network>"Proxy Servers"> FTP Proxy: proxy.free.fr Port: 3128 The data "FTP Proxy: proxy.free.fr" and "Port: 3128" that I supplied were sent to me by my ISP "free.fr" on the day I was accepted as a customer. They work only for my ISP's customers but for all of them so no secrecy is needed here. They work because the ISP wants more happy customers and they have the necessary expertise in ftp access. Brian> If you have a help document for people why not > post it on your web page with a link to it in > the monthly announcement? Reasonable proposition. But it requires updating my list of successful access recipes for various browsers and environments. PLEASE POST SUCCESSFUL RECIPES (or at least backchannel them to me). Has anyone have a recipe that works under OSX Tiger without using an ISP proxy? Cheers Larry S. PS. If you don't have a commercial ISP offering a proxy, you probably have an institutional network at work with some flavor of unix. In this case, use the spartan browser "lynx" on the command line with the syntax lynx ftp://topo.math.u-psud.fr/pub/lcs/fb/FBdigests2006/ and "print" downloaded files to disk file.