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Re: lynx-dev Revised patch for HTFTP.c

From: Mike Castle
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Revised patch for HTFTP.c
Date: Tue, 8 Aug 2000 08:23:18 -0500
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On Mon, Aug 07, 2000 at 10:28:58PM -0700, Doug Kaufman wrote:
> I am also not willing to accept the assertion that text files on a
> server should necessarily be in the default eol mode for that server.
> I don't know that this has ever been the case. I am thinking about all
> the unix and DOS files that had been served from VAX machines when
> BITNET was quite popular, and the DOS files from Simtel when it was
> on a TOPS-20 machine at White Sands Missle Range (ftp in tenex mode).
> When did this need to match server with files come about?

The files on Simtel-20 WERE in native text mode format.  The need has
always been there.

[VAX on BITNET?  I'd say the VM/CMS machines far outnumbered the VAXEN.]

       Mike Castle       Life is like a clock:  You can work constantly
  address@hidden  and be right all the time, or not work at all and be right at least twice a day.  -- mrc
    We are all of us living in the shadow of Manhattan.  -- Watchmen

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