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From "Daniel F. Savarese" <>
Subject Re: [net] FTP sends incorrect type for EBCDIC
Date Sat, 16 Jul 2005 22:55:31 GMT

In message <db6aam$mg2$>, Niklas Gustavsson writes:
>When issuing ftp.type(FTP.EBCDIC_FILE_TYPE), FTP will send "TYPE B". 
>This is not correct according to RFC 959 where the EBCDIC type is 
>specified as "E".

I'm pretty sure sending B is intentional since we do not perform automatic
translaton between EBCDIC and ASCII.  Therefore, EBCDIC is treated as a
binary file not subject to the automatic translation required by the FTP
spec.  It's probably not useful to make a change unless the character
translation is implemented.  However, I'm speaking purely from memory and
not from revisiting the code and RFC.


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