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Host-dependent FTP parameters (RFC0480)

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Original Publication Date: 1973-Mar-08
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Abstract

This memo is in response to (and support of) one of the points raised by Bob Braden (RTB) of UCLA-CCN in RFC #430, "COMMENTS ON FILE TRANSFER PROTOCOL" (see -- 13299,), namely that raised in Section D., "Site- Dependent FTP Parameters".

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Network Working Group James E. White

RFC #480 SRI-ARC

NIC #14949 8 March 73

Host-Dependent FTP Parameters

This memo is in response to (and support of) one of the points raised by

Bob Braden (RTB) of UCLA-CCN in RFC #430, "COMMENTS ON FILE TRANSFER

PROTOCOL" (see -- 13299,), namely that raised in Section D., "Site-

Dependent FTP Parameters".

The NIC has been confronted with similar problems (and tentatively

decided upon similar solutions) in designing mechanisms which would

enable a user to use FTP to retrieve from the NIC, in sequential form, a

VIEW of some portion for an NLS tree-structured file.

To be done without modification to FTP, this task requires the user to

communicate information -- a filename, a statement address, viewspecs,

and the name of a conversion algorithm -- to SRI-ARC's server FTP

process in a manner that is transparent to the user's user FTP process.

We currently intend to require the user to embed this information in the

pathname of FTP's STOR and RETR commands by appending to a standard

TENEX filename, a field of the form:

;x [ / ]

where identifies an arbitrary program to be dispatched by

SRI-ARC's server FTP process, with a pointer to the file being stored or

retrieved as an argument. is optional and, if present, is

also passed to the program.

To store and retrieve NLS files in sequential form, we will require that

be 'NLS' and be of the form.

[ T: ] [ S: ] [ V:

]

where each of the three items is optional, and any that appear are

separated by commas.

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