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FTP-FTAM Gateway Specification (RFC1415)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002241D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Mindel: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This memo describes a dual protocol stack application layer gateway that performs protocol translation, in an interactive environment, between the FTP and FTAM file transfer protocols.

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Network Working Group J. Mindel

Request for Comments: 1415 R. Slaski

Open Networks, Inc.

January 1993

FTP-FTAM Gateway Specification

Status of the Memo

This RFC specifies an IAB standards track protocol for the Internet

community, and requests discussion and suggestions for improvements.

Please refer to the current edition of the "IAB Official Protocol

Standards" for the standardization state and status of this protocol.

Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Abstract

This memo describes a dual protocol stack application layer gateway

that performs protocol translation, in an interactive environment,

between the FTP and FTAM file transfer protocols.

Two key assumptions are made: 1) POSIX file naming conventions and

hierarchical organization, rather than proprietary conventions are in

use; and 2) X.500 Directory Services are available.

Acknowledgments

The authors of this RFC would like to express their appreciation to

the individuals and organizations that participated in the

implementation of the FTP-FTAM Application Layer Gateway and its

fielding on the MILNET. Implementation credits go to Mr. John Scott,

formerly of the MITRE Corporation, while fielding credits are

extended to James Graham and R. Greg Lavender of Open Networks, Inc.

(formerly NetWorks One) and Robert Cooney of the Naval Computer and

Telecommunications Station (NCTS) Washington. Dr. Marshall Rose is

to be commended for recognizing the importance of the FTP-FTAM

gateway and promulgating it as a part of the ISO Development

Environment (ISODE). The following individuals have provided

valuable editorial comments: Larry Friedman, Donna Vincent and

Michael Resnick of Digital Equipment Corporation; Robert Cooney of

NCTS; and S.E. Hardcastle-Kille of University College London. Funding

of the FTP-FTAM Gateway Request for Comments effort was provided by

Open Networks Inc. and the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA),

formerly the Defense Communications Agency. DISA sponsors include

Len Tabacchi, George Bradshaw, Tom Clarke, and Betsy Turner.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction..................................................2

1.1. Relationship to Other Work ................................3

1.2. Overview of Gateway Operation .............................4

2. Gateway Architecture..........................................6

3. Network Naming and Addressing.................................8

4. Use of the Gateway Services...................................9

4.1. FTP-Initiated Gateway Service .............................9

4.2. FTAM-Initiated Gateway Service ...........................11

4.3. Summary of Usage .........................................12

5. Gateway State Variables and Transitio...