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Re: MVS FTP interface (Was: Re: LYNX-DEV Two bugs in Lynx)

From: Foteos Macrides
Subject: Re: MVS FTP interface (Was: Re: LYNX-DEV Two bugs in Lynx)
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 1997 17:57:30 -0500 (EST)

address@hidden (Paul Gilmartin) wrote:
>In a recent note, Foteos Macrides said:
>> Date: Thu, 20 Feb 1997 15:32:49 -0500 (EST)
>>      MVS servers do adhere, correctly, to the ftp protocol, so
>> track down the ftp RFCs, and make sure you've studied and understand
>> those as well.
>Actually, this work has been done well by the authors of RFC 1738.  Most
>important is to study and understand RFC 1738, and make the MVS flavor
>of lynx obey RFC 1738.  Strangely, for an unknown server Lynx does not
>default to RFC 1738, but makes some contrary assumptions.
        Again, that's to ensure a clean failure.  Would it in fact
be better to do a successful series of CWDs, and then hang on the
retrievals, as you described in your earlier message?  Or perhaps
succeed in a retrieval, but possibly send "bad" things to the screen
because the gateway doesn't have code based on the server's file
system and thus has no clue about whether what was retrieved is
appropriate to send to the screen versus forcing a download offer?


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