REST Command and Extensions to FTP

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (ftpext WG)
Authors Rick Adams  , David Borman 
Last updated 1997-03-21
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This memo describes changes to FTP [1], which were proposed by Rick Adams in May of 1989, to allow the RESTART mechanism to be used with STREAM mode transfers. Along with this, two new optional commands are added, MODIFICATION TIME (MDTM) and SIZE OF FILE (SIZE). All these changes have been implemented, and are in use today in many production FTP implementations.


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