RFC 385 (rfc385) - Page 3 of 8
Comments on the File Transfer Protocol
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7, line 10: replace 451,451 by 451. (vi) Note that on Page 26, line 15 mode code is S|B|T|H. 2. The language of RFC 354 reads that it is recommended for hosts to implement the default parameters. The sense of the word recommended should be taken as required. Thus the required minimum implementations for FTP servers is: Type - ASCII (8-bit bytes) Mode - Stream Structure - File Commands - RETR, STOR, USER (and PASS), SOCK and BYE 3. The "Print File-ASCII" and "EBCIDIC Print File" types are incorrectly specified (pages 10 and 11, RFC 354). The real problem with print files is of ASA (Fortran) vertical format control. Instead of the two print file types, there should really be three types as described below: BCDIC - The sender transfers data using the EBCDIC character code and 8-bit transfer byte size. The _CRLF_ convention is used for vertical format control. This type will be used for efficient transfer of EBCDIC files between systems which use EBCDIC for their internal character representation.