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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
This proposal also extends the FTP protocol to allow character sets
other than US-ASCII by allowing the transmission of 8-bit
characters and the recommended use of UTF-8 encoding.
Much implemented, but long undocumented, mechanisms to permit
restarts of interrupted data transfers in STREAM mode, are also
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