Re: [ftpext] 1st post; miscellaneous FTP additions.

Anthony Bryan <> Sun, 07 November 2010 22:08 UTC

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Subject: Re: [ftpext] 1st post; miscellaneous FTP additions.
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On Sat, Nov 6, 2010 at 5:48 PM, Alun Jones <> wrote:
> First, thanks to everyone here for starting up another FTP extensions
> Working Group. I enjoyed the last one and look forward to hearing much more
> on the ways we can move FTP forward.
> Having read the mailing list archives to date, here are a relatively random
> list of observations:
> 1.       I found this mailing list through a rather random reading of the
> IETF mailing list. Pure chance. Should this WG perhaps reach out to members
> of the previous WG’s mailing list to let them know that there is a new WG to
> which they might wish to subscribe? [Or was there an announcement that I
> simply missed?]

hi, Alun, welcome!

that's a good idea, we should invite the previous members. (this isn't
quite a WG yet, but things should be finalized one way or another in
about 2 weeks).

there is talk of possible work on an "FTP in the 21st century" draft
and also a FTP URI scheme draft. these could address some of your
other issues.

from the draft charter

* Investigate the differences between FTP in theory
 (current RFCs) and practice, and recommend future work to align them.
 Any future work would require rechartering of the WG.

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