Re: [ftpext] Expired FTP ID review: draft-peterson-streamlined-ftp-command-extensions-06

"Mark P. Peterson" <mpp@rhinosoft.com> Tue, 29 June 2010 00:56 UTC

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Seems it would be clearer to support a simple command such as DSIZ.  Can be
documented and understood very clearly, no complexity with the requirement of
multiple commands.

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From: "TJ Saunders" <tj@castaglia.org>
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Subject: Re: [ftpext] Expired FTP ID review: draft-peterson-streamlined-ftp-command-extensions-06


> The problem with that is this can be a very lengthy operation.  With a 
> separate command one already knows it's going to be lengthy.

How about an OPTS MLSD request for a different fact name, e.g. 'sizd', 
which is apparently already used by some FTP servers?  At least pure-ftpd 
uses such a non-standard fact.  But this would give a server a chance to 
refuse the OPTS request, if the server policy is such that providing such 
a fact would be too expensive.

Cheers,
TJ

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