UTF-8 Option for FTP

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (ftpext WG)
Author Gregory Lundberg 
Last updated 2002-05-24
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This document specifies an extension to the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) which provides for inter-operation between existing implementations and those supporting the exchange of UTF-8 encoded pathnames, and clarifies certain issues involved with UTF-8 encoding. It introduces a new option, UTF-8, negotiated by use of the OPTS command. Through use of this option, the user informs the server of its willingness to accept UTF-8 encoded pathnames. The proposed extension requires that neither party transmit UTF-8 encoded pathnames without having first successfully negotiated this option.


Gregory Lundberg (lundberg@vr.net)

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