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File Transfer Protocol HOST Command for Virtual Hosts

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Authors Paul Hethmon , Robert McMurray
Last updated 2015-10-14 (Latest revision 2011-12-07)
Replaces draft-hethmon-mcmurray-ftp-hosts
Replaced by RFC 7151
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status Proposed Standard
Expired & archived
Stream WG state WG Document
Document shepherd (None)
IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-hethmon-mcmurray-ftpext-ftp-hosts
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Responsible AD Pete Resnick
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The File Transfer Protocol, as defined in RFC 959 [RFC0959], does not provide a way for FTP clients and servers to differentiate between multiple DNS names that are registered for a single IP address. This document defines a new FTP command that provides a mechanism for FTP clients and servers to identify individual virtual hosts on an FTP server.


Paul Hethmon
Robert McMurray

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