I understand that you really don't want to support segmented transfers. Your reasons appear to primarily be that you think the use cases for segmented downloads are wrong, that whatever causes this need should be fixed somewhere else. You're likely correct, and it is your prerogative to deny this feature.botg wrote:You are dealing with a political issue. Technological workarounds are no solution to political issues.
It does however not change the fact that segmented downloads are the most practical solution to several real world scenarios, that is is wanted and requested by your users, and that it is provided by your competitors.
For my particular case: No, segmented downloads will not make any difference to the suppression of information and speech in this country. It was never intended to, I didn't frame such an argument, and I don't see why you make that connection. I'm looking for a practical solution to a real world problem, where a clearly defined and absolute technical limitation is imposed on me. Imposed technical limitations will always exist, and arguing against the need for working within such limitations leads nowhere.
Don't misunderstand me: I'm very grateful for the work you've put into FileZilla, and I don't intend to be bitchy or demanding. Your arguments against this feature just doesn't make sense to me, as they seem a lot more political/ideological than technical/pragmatic. I'll stop arguing your refusal, and simply stick with lftp until I am stationed in a more reasonable country.