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File Transfer Protocol HOST Command for Virtual Hosts

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
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
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status Proposed Standard
Stream WG state WG Document
Document shepherd (None)
IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-hethmon-mcmurray-ftpext-ftp-hosts
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Consensus boilerplate Unknown
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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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