File Transfer Protocol HOST Command for Virtual Hosts

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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
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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.


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