Re: [ftpext] draft-ietf-ftpext2-hash command name and default algorithm

Daniel Stenberg <daniel@haxx.se> Wed, 19 January 2011 10:13 UTC

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Subject: Re: [ftpext] draft-ietf-ftpext2-hash command name and default algorithm
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On Wed, 19 Jan 2011, Anthony Bryan wrote:

>> Anthony, could a provision be made such that a server MAY return a 213 
>> reply every N seconds (5, 15, other) for long running hash operations? I 
>> think that would be especially useful if SHA-256 ends up being the default 
>> recommended and implemented hash algorithm.
>
> I think we can do anything that is internally consistent within the FTP 
> universe and seems logical for the published FTP RFCs. :)

Right. I was only suggesting a "213-" response line, which isn't the final 
line of a 213 so I don't think we'd have to write anything in particular to 
allow a server to do that. It would be following standard FTP behavior.

We could of course still add something in the spec to make it more obvious 
that this might be a good idea for servers to do.

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