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I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-ftpext-mlst-13.txt



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This draft is a work item of the Extensions to FTP Working Group of the IETF.

	Title		: Extensions to FTP
	Author(s)	: R. Elz, P. Hethmon
	Filename	: draft-ietf-ftpext-mlst-13.txt
	Pages		: 58
	Date		: 21-May-01
	
In order to overcome the problems caused by the undefined format of
the current FTP LIST command output, a new command is needed to
transfer standardized listing information from Server-FTP to User-
FTP.  Commands to enable this are defined in this document.
In order to allow consenting clients and servers to interact more
freely, a quite basic, and optional, virtual file store structure is
defined.
This proposal also extends the FTP protocol to allow character sets
other than US-ASCII[1] by allowing the transmission of 8-bit
characters and the recommended use of UTF-8[2] encoding.
Much implemented, but long undocumented, mechanisms to permit
restarts of interrupted data transfers in STREAM mode, are also
included here.

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